The Holy Cows

To our community, we’re a group of students who build robots. To our neighboring schools, we’re the kids with the crazy cow mascot. To our teachers, we’re the ones that work late into the night. When asked why we put so much time and effort into robotics, our answer is simple: FIRST is more than robots and competitions. It’s about learning valuable life skills and making connections with other people and groups. It’s about discovering a newfound passion in STEM and preaching about its importance. And more than building a robot, it’s about building a team of leaders who want to make a difference.

Hall of Fame 2013

The Chairmans Award

The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. Those that have won the award at the FIRST Championships are inducted into the FIRST Hall of Fame. Our team was inducted into the FIRST Hall of Fame on April 27, 2013.

Read Our Essay

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

At FIRST we honor the Chairman's Award winner above all because they are the role models and change agents reaching out and transforming whole communities to show through their actions the lessons of team work and hard work.

Walt Havenstein, FIRST Chairman

Media and Technology Innovation Award

Comcast, NBCUniversal and FIRST have announced San Diego, CA based The Holy Cows (FRC Team 1538) as the recipient of the 2014 Media & Technology Innovation Award, sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal

Daisy Endgame
2019 FIRST Robot
Daisy Endgame

Designed for the 2019 FIRST Robotics game, FIRST DEEP SPACE.

High-Level Specs
  • 4 CIM + 2 Mini CIM Drivetrain geared for 18.5ft/s
  • Dedicated active hatch and cargo intake
  • Motion profiled continuous elevator
  • Limelight vision targeted tracking
2019 Record

20-21-0 after attending 3 official events
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Daisy Yoshimi
2018 FIRST Robot
Daisy Yoshimi

Designed for the 2018 FIRST Robotics game, FIRST POWER UP.

High-Level Specs
  • 4 CIM + 2 Mini CIM Drivetrain geared for 18.5ft/s
  • Cube intake and arm
  • Motion profiled continuous elevator
  • Independently controlled ramps
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2018 Record

39-6-0 after attending 3 official events
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Daisy Reboot 2017
2017 FIRST Robot
Daisy Reboot

Designed for the 2017 FIRST Robotics game, Steamworks.

High-Level Specs
  • 4 CIM + 2 MiniCIM Drivetrain geared at 18.5ft/s
  • Gear intake/arm
  • Fuel turret and shooter
  • Climber
2017 Record

33-11-0 after attending 3 official events
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