FIRST Robotics Competition
The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology
FIRST Robotics Competition is a multi-national competition in which high-school students work side-by-side with science and engineering professionals and other adult mentors, to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. Using a standard “Kit of Parts,” a common set of rules, limited resources and time constraints, FRC teams are challenged to design, build, and program a 120 lb. robot to perform the tasks of the season’s game against a field of competitors in a sports-like event, as well as raise funds, design a team “brand,” and hone teamwork skills.
The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events played on fields the size of a basketball half-court, and are the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines and deadlines. “Winning” is not solely defined by which team’s robot scores the most points. FIRST also awards FRC teams for their achievements in areas such as excellence in design, creativity, innovation, business / marketing plan creation, gracious professionalism, etc. The FRC program is a life-changing, career-molding experience that is as close to “real-world” engineering as a student can get.
Here you will find all the information you need about FRC in Illinois (and Northwest Indiana), including team information, how to start a team, how to participate, and details about the two Regional Competitions - Midwest Regional held in Chicago and the Central Illinois Regional held in Pekin.
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Congratulations to CIR Regional Champs Team # 4296 Trident Robotics from Gurnee!
The 2014 Season has 2,768 Registered FRC Teams and 99 Regional / District Events! Click Here for a complete Regional / District Event Listing.
Week 6 - Midwest Regional - See Who's Coming!
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