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. 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 start their second 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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2017 Competition Dates:

    • Pitt County District Event – Mar 3-5th South Central High School, Winterville, NC
    • Raleigh District Event – Mar 23-25 SE Raleigh High School, Raleigh NC

FIRST Robotics Competition - FRC

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) (PDF) 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.

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. This year's competition theme is STEAMworks. This highly technical game invites teams to create a robot from an era in which technology relied on steam power. Get ready as we prepare our airships for the ultimate long distance race! Check out the game logistics video.