Northwest FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted on December 30, 2006  Comments (5)

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The Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules.

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Founded in 1989 to “inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology,” the not-for-profit, New Hampshire-based FIRST designs “accessible, innovative programs” to encourage students to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while simultaneously building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Teams build their robots using the parts kit for the basics, and procuring other parts as needed to augment the kit and make the robot do what’s required in competition.

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5 Responses to “Northwest FIRST Robotics Competition”

  1. Rich Hoeg
    January 1st, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    First Robotics is cool, but given the start-up costs, First Lego League is “cooler”!

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    “The FIRST Robotics competition, where high school students build complicated robots to push a ball along and do other tasks, has 54 Minnesota teams this year [2008], up from just two in 2006…”

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