The Gunn Robotics Team from Gunn High School (Palo Alto, CA) is a robotics team that participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition as Team 192. The team is mainly student-centered, and it is the students who lead and push the team forward. Each of our members has different skills, from machining and 3D design to programming and animation. We are the only team to have won the national animation award three times, in 1997, 2006, and 2012. We have consistently been one of the strongest teams in FRC and we plan to keep it that way!
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In the last few years, our website began to show its age. To this end a small group of students worked to bring the site to the style and function of 2012, while bringing new features to help team members and the community. Built upon Drupal, an industry-wide content management system, the website uses new web standards, improves browser compatibility, and allows for easy updating of site content and media.
Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives. The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points.