FRC (First Robotics Competition)

“The varsity ‘Sport for the Mind’, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone

teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering”

as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.”

-usfirst.org

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds.

Robots are designed and built to complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, placing inner tubes onto racks, navigating obstacles, hanging on bars, and balancing on balance beams.

The game changes yearly, keeping the excitement fresh and giving each team a more level playing field. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. Teams work together on alliances to play the game in district or regional competitions. Winning teams advance to world championship events.

To learn more about FIRST or FRC, please visit https://www.firstinspires.org.

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