The goal of Dark Matter is to spread the interest of science and engineering throughout our community and to prepare students for their future careers. Everyday, all of our members learn real life skills such as engineering, time management, and software development. These skills have applications even outside of robotics.
FIRST is the organization that makes all this possible for us and thousands of other teams.
FIRST has the same goal as us, to teach real life skills to students, but does it on a much larger scale.
The team was started in 2008 and has been competing in various competitions both in Silicon Valley and Central Valley. Over the past few years, the team has improved significantly. In 2012, the team competed with their Rebound Rumble robot in the Silicon Valley Regional and the Central Valley Regional. In 2013, the team competed in the Central Valley Regional and was awarded as Regional Finalists.