About Team Juice

Team Juice (2022)

Team Juice 16236 is a competitive robotics team in Folsom, CA. Founded in 2019, our team comprises of eight high school and middle school students. Team Juice competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), an international robotics competition open to grades 7-12. We are an official initiative under Silent Bot Deadly which is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

2023-24 SPONSORS

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About FTC and the Game

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Last year, over 679,000 students from 110 countries competed in FTC. Teams design, program, and build a robot to compete in a field game while also promoting STEM within their community. They gain valuable experience using industry-standard tools such as Android Studio and Autodesk Inventor, which they can later apply in the engineering workforce. Learn more about FIRST® and FTC here.

Lights, camera, STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. Our skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us. In the CENTERSTAGESM presented by Raytheon Technologies challenge, debuting September 9, 2023, FIRST Tech Challenge teams will raise the curtain on the power of design, creativity, and precision to create all new experiences. Learn more about CENTERSTAGESM and FIRST® IN SHOWSM here.

Meet the Team


Team Captain

Hunter is a sophomore at Folsom High. This year is his 3rd year on Team Juice and in FTC. He looks forward to applying mechanical concepts and math to design intuitive components that will tackle this year's challenge. This is also his second year of being on the software team. Outside of robotics, he likes to play tennis and learn about rockets.


Team Vice Captain

Spandhana is vice-captain and a hardware member of Juice. She looks forward to designing a cool robot for every game and loves building the robot while actively fixing problems and iterating as the season goes on. Outside of robotics, Spandhana runs cross country and volunteers at the local Sacramento animal shelter. #INeedMoreJoos


Lead Software Developer

Siddharth Ray is the Software Lead Developer on Juice and this is his third year being on Juice. He helps manage and develop the software that runs on our robot, as well as coding outreach projects and help manage financials. He attends Vista del Lago High School as a sophomore. Outside of Team Juice, Siddharth Ray is the founder and CEO of DJFlame, captain of the Vista Solar Car Racing Team, and is a film-maker.


Hardware Member

Anya is part of the hardware team on Team Juice. Currently, she is a sophomore attending Vista del Lago High School. In her free time, she enjoys singing, reading, and cooking. She loves public speaking and participates in Speech and Debate and in Model UN. She also loves to travel and hopes to visit 50 countries in her lifetime.


Hardware Member

Aditya Rajeev is a 10th grader at Vista Del Lago High School. Aditya is a member of the hardware team on Team Juice. Reading and studying chemistry is one of the things he likes to do. He also enjoys performing in classical arts, like Indian vocal, Violin, and Drums. Participating in Math and Science tournaments is one of his deepest passions and allows him to focus in on the academic aspect.


Hardware Member

Edem is entering 8th grade in Sutter Middle School. This will be his first year on the team as a hardware member. Outside if robotics, he does Speech and Debate, and loves to play instruments like the trombone and piano.


Software Member

Zhiming Qi is in her first year at Juice, where she is a member of the software programming team. She is looking forward to using her mathematical knowledge for practical use in robotics. Besides FTC, she enjoys competing in CyberPatriot tournaments, as well as playing tennis and performing violin. She is a freshman at Folsom High School.


Hardware Member

Shyam is a member of the hardware team on Juice and specializes in CAD. As a Junior at Folsom High, this will be his third year competing in FTC. Each year, he looks forward to applying his skills to create innovative solutions to a new challenge. Outside of robotics, he enjoys playing the drums, snowboarding, and training for his private pilot license.