This getting started guide was written to help those interested in volunteering at the Central Valley Regional for the FIRST Robotics Competition Program.
The varsity Sport for the MindTM, the FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.
Being an event volunteer for the FIRST Robotics Competition is easy and there is no experience necessary. The time commitment is typically 1-3 days (Friday – Sunday) as well as online training for certain roles. Some roles may require additional self study.
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