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Lack of Space Hinders Robotics Program’s Growth

Luke Soliman, Staff Writer Feb 6, 2023

The Santa Margarita Robotics Program has experienced rapid growth in recent years, from 16 students in 2018 to 42 currently. However, the program is facing a significant challenge in terms of space limitations. In...

Jack Laranjo in robotics room

Jack Laranjo

Jan 30, 2023

"Hi, my name is Jack Laranjo, I came to SM with a bunch of friends from middle school. I got involved with robotics and was able to expand my friends in robotics. I also began taking advanced classes such...


Clara Cestone

Kiera Allado, Social Media Manager Dec 5, 2022

"SM has been really amazing. It's a great community full of learners and innovators, and I've gained so much knowledge for my current situation and how that can aid my future. I think SM is a great foundation...

Andrew Douglas teaching students machining

SMbld Robotics’ new training plan

Luke Soliman, ETV Liason Nov 9, 2022

The Santa Margarita robotics team created a new curriculum to train incoming students and prepare them for their season ahead. The pre-season curriculum includes machining, computer-aided design (CAD),...

Crazy for robotics

Crazy for robotics

Gillian Steffey, Print Editor-in-Chief Oct 22, 2017

Competing in two tournaments a year, the robotics team designs and builds specific robots for each competition, however, the team also builds robots for fun, not just the competitions. The team...

The robotics team spends countless hours building a robot from scratch so that it can defeat the opponents and win them the gold.


Alana Mayes, Staff Writer Apr 27, 2016

Arguably the most competitive, memorable robotics competition was between Zoey Brooks and the computer geeks, in season 2 episode 8 of Zoey 101. The competition was fierce with two robots going head to...

Sophomore Jack Evans and senior Bryan Leonor discuss possible prototypes for the FRC robot.

Gearing up for FRC

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Jan 27, 2016

Buttons are pushed with great speed. Gears  click into place and whir frantically. The  microcontroller brain boots up. The robot is ready for action. During the 2014-2015 school year, SMCHS  started...

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