FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigours of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the “ultimate sport for the mind.” High school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, hone teamwork skills, and design, build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship. The FRC season’s main activities are from September through to April.
Our Oakville Community FIRST Robotics team now has a permanent home at 481 North Service Road West, Unit A3. From September through December, teams typically meet for about 2 hours for two evenings a week. Meetings will start about 7:00 pm for the FRC program.
The Robot Challenge
The first weekend in January is called “kickoff weekend”. Kickoff weekend marks the beginning of the design and build season. Robotics teams worldwide find out what this year’s game will be. Teams have the opportunity to meet at “local” kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, learn the game, pick up their “kit of parts” and get geared up for the exciting competition season ahead.
During March and April, we compete in District Competitions, and if we are successful, we progress to the District Championships, where the top 80 FRC teams in Ontario compete. If we place in the top 30 teams in Ontario, we progress to the World Championships in the USA at the end of April.
Find more information about FIRST Robots Competition at https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/frc/