Founded in 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was created to help inspire the youth of the world to become technology and science innovators and leaders. Using exciting, mentor-driven programs students are able to build important skills in science, technology, and engineering while at the same time building confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills.
FIRST Robotics – FIRST LAUNCH 2019
FIRST has announced it’s 2019 robotics competition schedule, FIRST LAUNCH 2019, and Destination: Deep Space is the star of the show. This FIRST Robotics Competition is designed for students aged 14-18. This space-themed challenge is presented by The Boeing Company. Other challenges include Mission Moon, Into Orbit, and Rover Ruckus. Challenges target students of various age groups from 6 years old to 18.
Destination: Deep Space
This robotics challenge is very exciting! The two teams competing must collect samples on Planet Primus. With weather patterns and unpredictable terrain, this won’t be a simple mission. Remote operation is essential. They only have two minutes and thirty seconds until lift-off. During that time, they must prepare their spaceships and gather as many cargo pods as possible.
The challenge details and game field for Destination: Deep Space have been revealed. Now, the student teams must work with their mentors to design, build, program, and test their robots to meet this engineering challenge. In doing so, they learn valuable engineering, science, technology, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The official Kit of Parts for this challenge includes batteries, motors, construction materials, a mix of additional automation components, and control system components. Limited instructions are available.
FIRST Robotics Canada
Studica is a Gold Partner of the FIRST Robotics program in Canada. Our Canadian store offers all the supplies you need to compete in Canada, including AndyMark, REV Robotics, National Instruments, Pitsco TETRIX, and Kauai Labs.
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