SaMoTech Robotics ยป About

Our Story

SaMoTech Robotics was founded by 6 freshmen in the fall of 2022 after they couldn't find support for a robotics team at their public high school. The team is now a 501c3 charity, entirely student-led with volunteer coaches and funded by donations, grants, and community sponsors.

Despite their limited resources, SaMoTech enjoyed an extraordinary rookie year, ending the regular season as League W Champions and ranked #1 in all of SoCal (170 Teams). At the Regional Championship, the team battled to a semi-final tie-breaker, finally eliminated by the eventual World Champions.

Now in their sophomore season (2023/24), SaMoTech has again achieved elite status as League W Champions, InterLeague Winning Alliance Captains, and ranked #1 in the entire state for their autonomous program (#11 in the world among 5000+ teams). Undefeated this season with 24 straight victories and several top-10 record scores, SaMoTech is now preparing for the Regional Championships on March 9 with the goal of earning a spot at the 2024 World Championship in Houston, Texas.

SaMoTech Team of 2023-2024


Outside of robotics, I enjoy reading and writing. I contribute to the team by organizing our outreach and portfolio, and by strategizing. My favorite thing about FTC is supporting and coaching my teammates during the matches.


I enjoy video games, soccer, rock climbing, writing, and math. I contribute to the team by 3D printing the claw and beacon. In FTC, I like that you can iterate through meets, and see how robots improve through the challenge.


Aside from robotics, I run and work on coding projects. I focus on coding teleop and autonomous, as well as building mechanical features on the robot. My favorite thing about FTC is being amazed by the many different approaches teams come up with for their robots.


I really enjoy cycling, and getting fit for that. I've been helping by creating pods for our dead wheel odometry. I also helped CAD, and brainstorm for the claw. I like FTC because I learn a ton of new skills from it, and I love seeing the progression of our robot.


Outside of robotics, I enjoy rock climbing and music. My contribution to the team is mostly building and being a human player. My favorite thing about FTC is that it has helped me find an amazing community, and something that I enjoy.


I enjoy playing soccer and doing art outside of robotics. My roles on the team are driving, building, and designing the t-shirt. My favorite thing about FTC is that it is a great community and everyone is so nice.


Outside of robotics, I play volleyball and make art. I help with driving, organizing the portfolio, and designing the t-shirt and logo. My favorite thing about FTC is the competitions and learning from other teams.


Hey, I am Waylon. In robotics I find my passion to be solving problems in an organized, logical manner, as well as building, coding and strategizing. Aside from robotics, I enjoy competitive swimming, programming, and algorithmic trading. My favorite part about our robotics competition is the excitement of competition and team scouting.

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