We are a “new” team of high school students in the Ottawa community, interested in robotics, who team up with industry mentors (Engineers, Business/Project Planners, Scientists and Computer Programmers) to build a robot from scratch in only 6 weeks! We then take our robot to compete at FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC)!
We are truly a community team and are not tied to any specific High School. While this configuration has its advantages (more inclusive, draws members from our wider community), it also has disadvantages - the largest being financial. We hope to gather more community sponsors this year to help us achieve our budgetary goals and to one day have a permanent build space.
For further information about our team feel free to mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is and amazing organization for anyone and everyone! FIRST help to show youth worldwide what it's like to work in a STEM (science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) environment!
How to get involved!
FIRST is for everyone! If you go to the official FIRST website we can help you find a team near you!
There are many different levels of FIRST! We are an FRC team, however, we also help out with a few FLL teams and would be more than happy to help anyone find a team. FIRST is for everyone, If you are of the age for any of the levels then that's great and you can become a FIRST student today! If you are older than 18 you can easily become a mentor and you will still get to experience FIRST!
FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) is a division of First robotics for Highschool students from Grades 9 to 12. They have six weeks to design and build a robot who can play in that year's game. This year the Game is called First Power up and students must create a robot that can complete the tasks in this game. Once the six weeks is up the robot must be put in a bag and can not be touched again until the competitions. Every year the games changes which means the team must build a completely new robot to complete the tasks of that individual game.
FLL stands for FIRST Lego League! this is a competition where middle school ages students from grade 4 - 8 can learn the basics of building and programming and begin to love STEM! There is also a challenging aspect where students are asked to use Science and Technology to tackle a real-world problem and find a solution!
FLL Jr is FIRST Lego League junior! This is where a student from kinder garden to Grade 4 can work on a team to build a simple robot out of lego and bring it to a competition! It is used lego to teach the foundation of robotics to young children in a judgment-free environment where everyone can learn and play together!
If you are interested in signing someone up for a FIRST team or are interested in mentoring find a team near you by visiting the FIRST website at https://www.firstinspires.org/ or feel free to email us at email@example.com and we can help you find a team or you could join us!