FIRST is an international organization aimed at inspiring students to develop skills in engineering and technology. FIRST is the foundation for the FRC, FTC, and FLL competitions, held annually. The program allows high school students to work side by side with professional adult mentors, in order to learn skills varying from animation to engineering, business and shop fabrication. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Team 100 would not be able to continue our participation in FRC if it weren't for the help of our wonderful sponsors.
Our sponsors include: Woodside High School Foundation, Sequoia Union High School District, Intuitive Surgical, The Tate Family, The Searcy Family, Solutions 2 Projects, Nvidia, Woodcraft, Blach Construction Company, Jo Mar Labs, Alan Steel and Supply Company, SolidWorks, Chucks Donuts
This year's FRC game is FIRST STEAMWORKS! FIRST STEAMWORKS, the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game, invites two
adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.
Each three-team alliance prepares to take flight in three ways:
1. Build Steam Pressure. Robots collect fuel represented by green balls. They score it in high and low goals in their boiler. As fuel is scored steam pressure in the tank on the alliance’s airship builds – the high goal builds pressure faster than the low goal.
2. Start Rotors. Robots retrieve and deliver gears to pilots on their airship who then install them on the appropriate rotor. Once a gear train is complete the rotor can be started.
3. Prepare for Flight. Adventure clubs want their robots to climb aboard their airships so they can assist the pilots during the race.