FIRST is really, really hard...it's supposed to be hard. If this were easy, then doing it wouldn't be nearly so cool!"
- Dr. Woodie Flowers
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What is FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)?
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors 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, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and 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. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
Want to get involved?
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Want to start a team in KY?
Here are some resources used by the FRC community.
Want to learn more about FRC? Check out this handy Mini-Brochure.