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Team 2471 World Championship (FIRST)

Recently the Camas Robotics team went to World’s and excelled, they came in 26th place out of all of the Robotics that attended.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a worldwide organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1992. This program was first designed in efforts to get students involved science, technology, engineering and math careers. It also helps tthe students learn to be more proffessional, and overall it prepares them for work in the real world.

“FIRST is built around four levels of robotics competition. Jr.FLL (grades K-3)FLL (4-8)FTC (7-12), and FRC (9-12) enable students of all ages to engage in FIRST.”aboutfirst2

 

The Robotics team participates in FIRST  Robotics competition helps them get into the “varsity sport of the mind.” The students have six weeks to create, make, and synthesize a robot that works and can complete the activities that are given to it.  The robot also has some other basic requirements such as, it can only weigh up to 120 pounds, and cannot have more than a 12v power source, on top of that there are additional rules that each robot must make for their specific game that they play or activity they participate in. Furthermore, the teams have to be able to work together smoothly and communicate well with each other.

Annually, the FIRST Robotics competition garners about 78,000 students from 130 different international competitions. All of these students are a part of the larger group that make up about 3,100 teams that all vie for 450 allocated spots in the Houston, Texas World Championship; which is where the Camas Papermakers Robotics team made it this year. “To qualify for “Worlds”, a team must be one of the highest ranked robots in either a regional or district qualification system. Each Championship is divided up into six fields with 64 teams each. From each of these six fields, a winning alliance will emerge to compete in the Championship finals, called Festival of Champions.”

“To qualify for “Worlds”, a team must be one of the highest ranked robots in either a regional or district qualification system. Each Championship is divided up into six fields with 64 teams each. From each of these six fields, a winning alliance will emerge to compete in the Championship finals, called Festival of Champions.”

The Camas Robotics team has been very good for a very long time, and if Robotics sounds interesting to you, or simply being part of a fun, educational and winning environment if your thing, then it is a good idea to take a look at the Camas Robotics team.

 

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