Lightning Robotics Team 3042

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Eastview High School FIRST Robotics Teams - Support the development of the workforce of the future!

About Team 3042 Cobalt Catalysts

We are the Cobalt Catalysts, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3042 from Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are going strong with 20+ active FRC members. In addition to this, we also have 2 currently active FTC teams at our high school.

Team Mission Statement
Team 3042 introduces Twin Cities youth to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and inspires excitement about it, providing a gateway to the STEAM community and an outlet for transforming ideas into tangible results. 


In the autumn of 2002, Eastview High School started competing in the HTK High School Robotics competition and had been actively competing in it until the program’s conclusion in 2008. That same year, Eastview decided to begin competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Almost all of the members from the original Lego League team joined the newly formed FIRST Robotics team.

We focus on promoting teamwork through the many aspects that go into the competition like brainstorming ideas, the building and programming of the robot, and fundraising. Since our beginning we have sought to improve our team every year through student workshops, branching out our skillset and becoming more involved with the community.

Our hard work and dedication finally paid of in the 2014 season, and we won the Minnesota North Star Regional, to advance to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis. going (5-5-0) finally ranking 50th in the Curie Division; one of four divisions in the Championship each having 100 teams. The game was Aerial Assist.

In the fall of 2014 we recruited 28 Freshmen to form 3 new FIRST Tech Challenge teams which will be competing in this year's competition Cascade Effect.


Eastview Lightning Robotics is determined to create a safe, encouraging environment in which students may learn and improve engineering and business skills to support their dreams and aspirations beyond their high school years. We know that we are not and may not always be victorious, but that there is something to be learned from every challenge we take on.

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Lightning Robotics Team 3042

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Education Science, Tech & Business


6200 140th Street W
Apple Valley, MN 55124



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