FRC

FIRST ® ROBOTICS COMPETITION

What is FIRST Robotics Competition? (FRC)

      FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds (54 kg). Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls and Frisbees into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams.The game changes yearly, keeping the excitement fresh and giving each team a fair learning experience. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. FRC is one of four robotics competition programs organized by FIRST.

     FRC has a unique culture, built around two values. Gracious Professionalism embraces the competition inherent in the program, but embraces empathy and respect for other teams. Cooperation between teams proves that teams can cooperate and compete at the same time. The goal of the program is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders in a changing and developing world. In addition to on-field competition, teams compete for awards that recognize entrepreneurship, creativity, engineering, industrial design, safety, programming, media, quality, and demonstrating the core values of the program. Most teams are based in the United States, Canada, Israel, and Mexico, but there are plenty of other countries that participate in this program.
      In December 2009, FRC team 3389 was formed under the nickname of Strikeforce by the Eastern Shore Robotics (now called TecHub) company members and the Parkside High School electronics instructor, David Lee Miles.  At the first competitions, the newly established team from Wicomico County won the Highest Ranking Rookie Seed Award and the Rookie All-Star prize, which secured a spot at the 2010 FRC Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. The team continues to compete in FIRST competitions and has made vast improvements.
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2019 FRC SEASON
Our Team was short on members this year, but survived our district events.
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2018 FRC SEASON

POWER UP™

The robot worked well, but fell apart at times. The Battle o' Baltimore was a success with a trophy earned. 

DEEP SPACE™

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2017 FRC SEASON

STEAMWORKS™

Our Team was short on members this year, but survived our district events.
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2016 FRC SEASON

STRONGHOLD™

Our team went to worlds with a fantastic, simple, and sturdy robot.
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2015 FRC SEASON

RECYCLE RUSH™

Our team did good overall with many new students and some old. Overall we did very well at the competition even though we placed lower than usual.
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2014 FRC SEASON

AERIAL ASSIST™

We placed 19th out of all the teams attending
We have a great team with many veterans and new students all excited to build the robot for this year`s game Aerial Assist. The finished result was "Sketchy", The lovable frisbee shooting robot.
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2013 FRC SEASON

ULTIMATE ASCENT™

 
​We placed 27 of 64 Teams registered

We had a great start with half the team being new members, many of whom were in the 9th and 10th grade. It`s great to have these new students with new energy and new ideas, it should be a great year!
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2012 FRC SEASON

REBOUND RUMBLE™

The team name was changed from Strikeforce to RoboSpectrum and the visual arts department was kind enough to design a great logo for us. After a great, albeit busy build season the team ended up with a robot that was able to shoot baskets autonomously or with a driver.
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2011 FRC SEASON

LOGO MOTION™

During the second year the students tried their best to persevere even with only one year experience from the "elites" of the group. With a tough set of rules and constraints the team built a functional robot with little to no initial problems, however after arriving at the competition problems began to arise.
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2010 FRC SEASON
​It was a rough year for the team as everyone was new to building robots. However the robot performed well and we were awarded the coveted prize of Rookie All-Star which granted us a spot at the 2010 Championships in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

BREAKAWAY™