Alumni Spotlight: Malcolm Bowie

Alumni Spotlight: Malcolm Bowie

The Clockwork Oranges got the chance to catch up with Malcolm Bowie, a former student of El Modena High School who is still involved with the team Team. Bowie was a part of the 2012 Robotics Club which became Team 4322. He continues to act as a mentor for the team and helps out when he has the chance. Currently, Bowie […]

World-class Welding

As always, The Clockwork Oranges work long hard hours to be the best robotics team across the nation. In order to achieve that dream, they have taken on the art of welding.    Mr. Gaines along with other FIRST mentors were the minds behind the welding. They believed it was an important skill needed to achieve the best robot as […]

Let’s Build

Let’s Build

  If you have read Francesca Sarmiento’s “Domo Arigato…Mr. Roboto”, you probably know all about the FIRST fun we’ve had all year. El Modena’s best and brightest, The Clockwork Oranges have entered build season. A period of six weeks where each FIRST Robotics team is required to build two robots in order to compete in FIRST STRONGHOLD. This year about […]

Domo Arigato…Mr. Roboto

 As robotics nerds, picture Bill Gates, across the nation eagerly counted down to the reveal of FRC’s 2016 Stronghold game, Frontline was there among the crowd, and it was electric…and a bit solar as well. Great minds of our tech future huddled to discuss the possibilities and strategies.    Each year FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC, releases new challenges for […]

The Clockwork Oranges at Treats in the Streets

On Thursday, October 29th, 2015 between 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. , The Clockwork Oranges represented El Modena and their note-worthy skills in the Old Towne Orange Plaza (The Orange Circle). The team entertained the younger Halloween-goers through a simple game which won them candy. via Mr. Bowie Captain Steven Bell helps child power Fred For this event, the Clockwork Oranges […]

The Clockwork Oranges Kick “Bot”

The Clockwork Oranges Kick “Bot”

On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, El Modena’s robotics team, The Clockwork Oranges (Team Number: 4322) represented our school at Battle at the Border; a tournament hosted by Team 1538 – The Holy Cows and Team 2485 – The W.A.R Lords. This event was held at the Francis Parker School in San Diego. Frontline: How many other teams were present at […]

All About Bowie

All About Bowie

   One of the most interesting teachers you have probably never met, Mr. Bowie, the CAD(computer aided design)/Robotics teacher at El Modena. Unless of course you happen to take one of his classes and in that case, you are a fan. When you walk into his classroom, your IQ increases at least 5 points, surrounded by essentially “the Future”, 3D […]