AstroBruins Team 19819

Dream. Build. Inspire.
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About Us 

The AstroBruins Robotics Team (19819) is based at the Santa Clara High School’s 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. Our mission is to create an inclusive, diverse, world-class team that is able to cooperate efficiently and productively to make an innovative, top of the line robot. We are a small but highly efficient team of nine members.

After a successful season last year, we are looking forward to this year’s challenge!


Within our team, there are established sub-groups which specialize in different tasks that maximize our collective efficiency and productivity. All members are part of multiple subgroups which fosters an environment where everyone is able to grow and glow. 


We hope to use the opportunities presented to us by FIRST to the fullest extent and inspire fellow students with similar interests. FTC was initially a chance to try something new and different and we hope to inspire others to do the same.

Our Motto: Dream. Build. Inspire.

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Awards and Nominations 

ULTIMATE GOAL (2020-2021)
  • Connect Award 2nd Place at NorCal Regionals

  • Inspire Award 2nd Place


  • Connect Award 1st Place

  • Motivate Award 2nd Place

SKYSTONE (2019-2020)
  • Inspire Award & World Finalist at NorCal Regionals

       (Award Received)

  • Finalist Alliance Captain (Award Received)

  • Control Award
    (Award Received)

  • Connect Award 2nd Place (Nomination)

  • Winning Alliance Captain
    (Award Received)

  • Innovate Award
    (Award Received)

  • Inspire Award 2nd Place

  • Control Award 2nd Place

  • Motivate Award 2nd Place

  • Design Award 3rd Place

ROVER RUCKUS (2018-2019)
  • Motivate Award 2nd Place (Nomination) 

  • Design Award 2nd Place (Nomination)

  • Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 2nd Place (Nomination) 

  • Connect Award 2nd Place (Nomination) 

  • Think Award 3rd Place (Nomination)

  • Winning Alliance 1st Pick (Award Received) 

  • Inspire Award (Award Received) 


Our Team

Within our team, there are established sub-groups which specialize in different tasks that maximize our collective efficiency and productivity. Members are not restricted to one main sub group. In fact, many members overlap within these sub groups. We are all responsible for what our team achieves, and we do our work with this belief in mind. Our team is working towards the same goal, and we find that by putting the concept of sub-teams in place, we are expediting our progress towards that goal, as well as improving the quality of our work. 

Robot design and build

Marisa Malto | Ryan Co | Bien Dela Cruz | Noah Barlahan


Saurav Gandhi | Jason C | Jeremy Flint | Aidan Liu | Caitlin Nguyen | Romina Blanco | Ryan Liu

This team develops code, runs controlled trials with the robot to ensure it is functioning at maximum efficiency, monitors and records trial results with the intent to enhance the robots overall efficiency, keeps a detailed understanding of the game’s point system, keeps track of competition rules, and leads bug fixing efforts.

Robot design and build
Robot Design

Vivek Atmuri | Ryan Co | Sarah Honer | Noah Barlahan | Diya Desai | Ein Hong

This team handles the ordering of team goods and robot parts, manages the team's budget, creates business plans, researches and follows up on sponsorship opportunities, and works with sponsors to be accurately represented by the team.


Saurav Gandhi | Bien Dela Cruz | Ryan Liu | Jason Co

This team documents all team meetings, logs the work of each sub team into our journal, manages the overall organization of our engineering journal, and maintains a detailed record of all important team decisions. This team maintains a technical and non-technical journal to ensure that all aspects of the team are well-documented.


Saurav Gandhi | Ein Hong | Diya Desai | Romina Blanco

Robot Build

This team leads robot building sessions, devises gaming strategies, creates new robot mechanisms, prototypes the robot and its functions, and parts, and communicates continuously with Programming team in order to have the robot function in coalescence with the developed code.

This team directs its focus on opportunities related to the community, researching opportunities to advocate STEM core values, spreading FIRST ideals, creating community outreach plans, and coordinating events with communities, companies, teams, and other various groups.

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How we Connect 


We host workshops and volunteer at FLL and FTC events.


With other Teams

We offer our space, our tools, and our experience to assist other teams.


Within the Community

We provide demonstrations to showcase FIRST robotics at local events, schools, libraries, and other community events.


With Professionals

We meet with local professionals to increase our knowledge and explore opportunities for the future.

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