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Team 5104

Program Description

We are Team 5104, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Pacific Grove, California known as the BreakerBots. Coach Roby Hyde started our team in 2013 with the goal of providing a welcoming space for students who shared an interest in STEM. Since then, our team has grown to about 4 mentors and 18 active students, with approximately 1/3 of them women. Our focus has expanded beyond science as well; we now have students working on business, project management, communications, art and team spirit.

Although we meet year-round, our busiest time begins in January when we have just six weeks to design and build a robot that can compete in a specifically designed robot game. We typically enter two regional competitions in the Silicon Valley area each year, and we have qualified for the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas the past two years. This year, we are launching into Destination: Deep Space, in FIRST’s unique “varsity sport for the mind.”

The BreakerBots Mission
To inspire students in STEM-related fields, foster teamwork, and provide a welcoming space for all who share our desire to pursue excellence.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a non-profit organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 with the goal of inspiring young people to pursue an education in STEM-related fields. Through competition, cooperation, and gracious professionalism, FIRST reaches students throughout the United States and the world. You can find more information here.


Featuring our robots since 2014.



2014 - Judge’s Award, CalGames

2016 - Tournament Finalist, CalGames

2017 - Tournament Finalist, Central Valley Regional

2017 - Alliance Captain, Houston World Championships

2017 - Winner, Chezy Champs

2017 - Tournament Finalist, CalGames

2018 - Tournament Finalist, Central Valley Regional

2018 - Alliance Captain, Houston World Championships

2019 - Tournament Semifinalist, Central Valley Regional

2019 - Second Seed Alliance Captains, Monterey Bay Regional

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William and Joan Snow

Karen and Rick Hargrove


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