We became interested in robotics when our son joined Team 900, The Zebracorns during his freshman year in high school. He has since graduated and gone on to university to study engineering, but we are continuing to support the team. He is still involved with FRC as well, mentoring a rookie team and volunteering at events like this one.
|3D camera calculates height and direction of goal|
|Shooting "fuel" into the "boiler" scores points|
|It shoots AND climbs|
Games change every year. Students have six weeks from when a game is announced to build a unique robot to play the game.
If you want to see creative, motivated, and smart high school students show their stuff, search for an FIRST Robotics Competition near you. This year's theme is steam punk based, so brings out some great costumes. Great fun to watch, events are always free for spectators.
|Partially Wrapped Team Trailer|