Architecture, Construction & Engineering Charter High School

Architecture Construction and Engineering Charter High School – inventing the future while honoring the past since 2010. ACE is an authorized IB World School for CP & California's only stand-alone IBCP school.

Congratulations to The Flying Aces Robotics Team!!!

Inside this robot, for a tote, there is a lot of room
This team leveraged
And pulleys
To create quite a boom

Their robot’s teeth are straight
They don’t need braces
Congratulations to...
Team 4711, The Flying Aces!

Judges took time to rhyme to creatively honor A.C.E. Charter High School’s Flying Aces Robotics Team with the Creativity Award at the 2015 FIRST Robotics Central Valley Competition on March 7th. A gleaming trophy celebrates the team’s creativity in design and use of components. The award is a big win for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High, and boosts a reputation as the STEM school of choice, located at the Camarillo Airport and open to students wherever they live who love hands-on projects.

FIRST robotics challenges students to design and build a robot in just six weeks with other constraints and under the guidance of mentors. Students drive the robots in games played like sports competitions. This year’s game brings attention to sustainability solutions. The Flying Aces success in the FIRST competition is a prime example of what makes ACE the place to be.

FIRST stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, it’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get, and it’s the hardest fun a student can have.
Consider what The Flying Aces built: a 120 pound robot that can go 25 mph, stands six and a half feet tall, balances a boom fitted with a face plate that moves up and down and swivels and pushes like a snow plow. The face plate is fitted with “teeth” that spring up and down to grip and grab game pieces. The judges were impressed by the Flying Aces’ knowledge of scientific principles, their machining skills, and their efficient engineering solutions using rubber bands, cords, pulleys, gravity, and weight.

The 25 member student team is diverse and determined. They learned much more than just about robots. By brainstorming, building, and proving an award-winning engineering design, they learned teamwork, respect, self-confidence, and problem solving.
The team is grateful to their mentors and sponsors.