Coming from one of the more fortunate public schools on the Monterey Peninsula, Team 2035 has access to many resources that we make sure to share with other high school teams in the area. One way in which we do this is by mentoring new teams, encouraging them to come work in our shop and receive help from our students and mentors. The Rockin' Bots have mentored 5 local high school teams: Team 4171 (The Bay Bots), Team 4255 (The Robodores), Team 5104 (The Breaker Bots), Team 5171 (Deus Ex Machina), and most recently, Team 6039 (PiRobotics).
In addition, during the 2016 build we teamed up with a local all girls school in order for them to get a sense for the world of FIRST before starting their own team in 2017. The girls worked with us in the shop and learned what building a robot is all about. Team 2035 also plans to help start more teams in future years, such as in the Salinas Valley.