FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition, which was founded in 1992, by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers. In FRC each team is given six weeks to design, build, and test a robot to compete in a game designed by FRC. Many of these games include scoring by shooting balls, stacking trash bins, hanging on bars, balancing on beams, and many more tasks. In FRC students gain insight into a group of engineering industries such as, mechanical, electrical, design, and programming. Also, students have opportunities to apply to a group of scholarships as well as a group of internships, such as SpaceX and Apple.

The world's largest and fastest-growing robotics competition for middle and high school. Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. During the VEX competition, teams get a couple of month to design, build, and test a robot to compete in a game designed by VEX.

SUPPLEMENTARY

Chief Delphi – Discussion forums for all things robotics,  especially FIRST and FRC

 

WPI – Worcester Polytechnic Institute Library–an FRC programming database

Blue Alliance – The Blue Alliance catalogs FIRST Robotics Competition webcasts, team information, and event results

East High School – Our high school