2022-2023 Team Members

The FTC season runs from September through January, with the NorCal Championships in late February or early March. 

Teams meet three times/week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. 

The Robotics team fee for this season will be $500, which includes individual tool kits and team shirts for each student and also covers team expenses such registrations, robot parts and materials, equipment and coaches' stipends. Families will be billed through TKA FACTS system.

The TKA robotics team members contribute a variety of skills, and no prior experience is required.

We train new members on CAD, 3D printing, hardware prototyping, and software with Android Studio to program in Java.We also have an on-campus machine shop to design and manufacture parts. The team is run like a small business, with marketing, fundraising, team management, and presentation skills needed as well.

TKA MidKnight Robotics teams compete with other FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in the Bay Area.

TKA has two teams - MidKnight Madness #7854 and MidKnight Mayhem #15385 - comprised of up to fifteen high school students each. 
For more information about the TKA program, contact the team coaches via email:

MidKnight Madness Wins Alliance Award & Innovative Award!

TKA Robotics Team, MidKnight Madness, competed against 15 other teams and together with their qualifier partner scored the highest points in the competition with a total of 215 points.

The team was awarded the Winning Alliance Award as well as the Innovative Award given to the team that thinks outside the box and has the ingenuity, creativity, and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.This award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any specific components in the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and 'out of the box' thinking related to design. 

The team qualified to the upcoming Northern California FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Competition to be held on March 12 and 13, 2022 in Newark Memorial High School. Prayers are appreciated as the team will be working hard for the next three weeks to prepare for the upcoming NorCal Regional. 

Many thanks go to Mrs. Annette Lane and Mr. Andrews for mentorship of the team. Congratulations to MidKnight Madness team members! 

  • Grace Carey
  • Sophie Chen
  • Kevin Choi
  • Devan Choksi
  • David Hong
  • Ivan Hsu
  • Tommy Lin
  • Christopher Ling
  • Celine Lou
  • Ken Mori
  • Aaditya Pillai
  • Avinash Sri-Kumeran
  • Jonathan Thong
  • Skylar Qian
  • Charles Yang

TKA Robotics Celebrates Achievements for the 2020-2021 Season! 

Congratulations to the members of MidKnight Madness who received the "Connect Award" which is given to the team that most connects with their local STEM community. 

The team is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. The winner of this award is the team that has a clear team plan and has identified steps to achieve their goal.

Congratulations to members of MidKnight Mayhem who received 2nd Place for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award. 

This award celebrates a team that thinks outside the box and has the ingenuity and creativity to make their designs come to life and produced a creative robot design solution to any specific components in the game.

TKA Robotics Featured as KPIX TV "STEM STAR"

2020-2021 Accomplishments

View the season celebration slideshow below:

MidKnight Mayhem Design Process

Watch this design process video! (5:14)

Madness Robot Reveal

Watch this robot go! (1:33)