Team History

FIRST Team 1422 was founded in 2004 at CART, the Center for Research and Technology. It started with only a handful of dedicated students.  Team 1422 had a successful rookie season and was awarded the Rookie All Star Award at the 2004 Silicon Valley Regional and the Rookie Inspiration Award at the Championship Event. Over the past seasons, the Neon Knights have also been awarded the Judges’ and the KPCB Entrepreneurship Awards.  

In 2011, the Clovis West Robotics team, FRC Team 3296, merged with the Neon Knights. This partnership has created a unique dynamic. We created  interdisciplinary bonds with students from sixteen schools whom otherwise would not have the opportunity to collaborate to solve complex problems.


For the 2013 Season, FRC 3296 adopted the original team number to honor the mentors and students who were instrumental in bringing robotics to the area. Today, the Neon Knights are affiliated with Clovis West High School, located in Fresno, California. 



Our team looks forward to the 2019 season and would like to thank all of our sponsors, mentors and parents for making this team possible!