JoCo RoBos

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JOCO ROBOS is a county wide high school robotics team proudly hosted by the new Associate in Engineering Program at Johnston Community College. This year's team is composed of 29 high school students from multiple local schools, private schools and home school programs. These students make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Using key skills our students will design and construct a robot in a six week period and compete in the NC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC).

The ROBOS are in their rookie year with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. FRC is a worldwide event encompassing over 4,000 teams and 75, 000+ students. FIRST® was founded by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway™. His vision is to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.

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Wake District Competition
March 12-13, 2016

FIRST Robotics Competition - FRC

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

In FIRST STRONGHOLD™, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents' fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents' defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

Students work with hundreds of components, including engineering mainstays such as programmable radio controllers, motors, electrical circuitry and mechanical parts. Following the six-week design and build phase, teams enter one of 77 regional or district competitions.