The Boba Bots
Team 253, the Boba Bots, is a non-profit FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team representing Mills High School. Our team has been fully led and organized by high school students since 1998. We are made up of dedicated members from varying backgrounds who work to promote STEM education among youth, learn about robotics, construct a robot, and have fun while learning skills applicable to future careers. Our team has a focus on sustainability, team culture, and community impact. In the fall, our team runs lessons for new members in specific club departments; we also participate in community events during this time period, as well as later in the year. During build season, members dedicate dozens of hours to working on the robot, with some putting over 100 hours into the project. We compete in many competitions, including the FIRST Robotics Competition, as well as various regional competitions. As a team, we have won various awards at these competitions, including the Judges Award, Imagery Award, Autodesk Visualization Award, Team Spirit Award, and the Entrepreneurship Award. By participating in this club, we hope our members gain important skills in both technical and non-technical departments and strive to make sure that every member has a safe and fun environment to learn in; over the course of the Competition season our goal is for every Boba Bot to feel like the team is a second home!