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FIRST Robotics Competition Answered

Has anyone heard of the FIRST Robotics Competition? It was started by Dean Kamen. Instead of me repeating what their philosophy is, check out their website: FIRST

I'm on the first team from Nebraska, and this was our rookie year. We just finished up our regional competition in Kansas City, MO, and it was a blast. It is one of the only programs that I have found that encourages involvement in science and technology. The build process is almost similar to an engineering internship.

If you happen to be in high school (or not yet there) or you are a professional engineer, electrician, programmer, or hobbyist (basically anyone who uses Instructables!), I strongly encourage you to get involved. Find a team in your area and contact them. There are over 2000 teams in the country, so there may be one near you.

If you are already involved, let me know! I am interested in hearing what people have to say.

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raykholo

8 years ago

Hi! I'm Ray from FTC team #3415 in NJ.

This is my second year affiliated with FIRST and I love it! I've learned more about building, programming, electronics, and more importantly, teamwork and collaborative skills. It's a great program and I hope that more and more people get involved!

Feel free to ask me any questions

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intoonT3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

How ironic! I didn't see that at all before posting this.

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samintoon

Reply 12 years ago

Wow- that is ironic!

Well- yes, I am involved in FIRST, I'm with team 1053, from Ottawa, Ontario.
We are Glebe robotics

I got involved in Grade 9, and now I'm head of the team.

Its been a great experience for me, and given me an outlet for my creativity (apart from instructables!), and also improved my skills in machining, and programming, as well as leadership, and business relationships.

Our team faces lots of challenges, like any other,
but it's a lot of fun!

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Lego mansam

Reply 11 years ago

Cool I'm in 9th grade and I just started!

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samLego man

Reply 11 years ago

Nice! My team is getting prepped for our trip to the Greater Toronto Regional at the end of the month. This years robot looks to be decently competitive, hopefully we can get into the championships!

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Lego mansam

Reply 11 years ago

Is it in Atlanta,Georgia? because thats where my team is going.

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Lego manLego man

Reply 11 years ago

I started a First robotics group not to long ago. I made it for showcasing or instructables on the robots: First group

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Lego man

11 years ago

Hi i'm Lego man from team 60 my team placed first in Phoenix and this is my first year in an experienced team.