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Cabrillo College Robotics Club wins NASA physical competition

The Cabrillo College Robotics Club won the 2016 NASA Swarmathon Virtual Challenge. The code that won the competition was written by two CIS students, Carter Frost and Darren Churchill. Carter created the software that systematically tested every code change. Darren researched and found a way to calibrate a key sensor in the robot. The improved sensor reading improved navigation accuracy by two orders of magnitude. Faculty advisor was Mike Matera. Here is a link to the awards ceremony. (06/17/2019)

Cabrillo students build app to help when disasters strike

Fritz Billingsley and other Cabrillo computer science students took third place in the sixth annual Startup Hackathon at CSU Monterey Bay. Their project, titled "Life is ruff: never leaving your best friend behind," helps people find lost pets during a disaster. For the full article see Students build apps to help when disasters strike at CSUMB competition (11/05/2017)

Cabrillo College Robotics Club participates in NASA challenge

The Cabrillo College Robotics Club participated the 2017 NASA Swarmathon tournament at Kennedy Space Center. From left to right: Takashi Tamasu, Arturo Cejudo, Fritz Billingsley, Allee Smallwood, Zoe Frei and Kylie Roberson. While they did not win, they will be back next year. See the robots in action. (04/20/2017)

Cabrillo student Zeebo Gouldon develops football app.

Zeebo Gouldon, a Cabrillo Computer Science student, enjoys being the team manager for the Santa Cruz High football team. To help the team, he developed a phone app that was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. For the full article see Andrew Matheson, The Point After: Santa Cruz football: there's an app for that. (10/13/2016)

Cabrillo College Robotics Club wins NASA coding challenge

The Cabrillo College Robotics Club won the 2016 NASA Swarmathon Virtual Challenge, coding their way to victory over 23 universities and community colleges from across the country. For the full article see Cabrillo College Robotics Clubs wins in NASA coding challenge. (04/22/2016)

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