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FIRST® Robotics Competition is the pinnacle of FIRST, culminating with the most freedom for student creativity. Students are free to create from any material, any off the shelf part can be used provided the robot meets that year’s size/weight/cost constraints. In addition, business students create videos, setup the website, and create all the marketing materials.

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2024 Travel Payments

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LAKESHORE FIRST ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

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We are now accepting 2024 applications!

The Alumni Scholarship was founded by two of our very own Alumni. The purpose of this scholarship is to further support an excellent graduating senior who has exemplified the core values of FIRST (Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork, Fun) and our community.

Core Values

Discovery

We explore new skills and ideas

Inclusion

We respect each other and embrace our differences

Innovation

We use creativity and persistence to solve problems

Teamwork

We are stronger when we work together

Impact

We apply what we learn to improve our world

Fun

We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

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Robot Game

Working closely with mentors who are professionals in their chosen fields, students design, build, and program autonomous and manually controlled robots in a six-week period to perform a series of missions based on that year’s themed-challenge designed by FIRST©

 

Teams fabricate their robot from nearly any material they want using a wide variety of automated and manual machines

 

Teams use CAD to model their robots in 3D and calculate the physics of the robot

 

Robot sizes vary based on that year’s challenge and team strategy

 

Robots are controlled from multi-functional dashboards built with laptops running multiple software programs


Discussions with judges and other teams at the competition allow the team to highlight their designs. Typical topics include lessons learned, unique
features of the robot, design innovations as well as flaws, and what modifications would be explored if the team had more time

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Outcomes

Design skills, project management, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking and communication skills

 

Knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principles while working alongside professional engineers and programmers

 

Experience modeling a real-world engineering process

 

Knowledge of sophisticated hardware and software used in STEM industry

 

Build self-confidence, creative thinking and career and life skills

 

Make new friends, grow your network, and join a larger robotics family through high school and beyond

 

Access to exclusive scholarships from
hundreds of colleges/universities

What FIRST Robotics Competition Involves

TEAM STRUCTURE

Teams consist of 10 or more students aged 9-12th grade

Teams have industry professionals as mentors who work and teach alongside the students

Teams typically have a wide range of subteams including CAD & Design, Manufacturing & Assembly, Programming, Electrical & Systems, 
Marketing & Business, Outreach, Strategy & Scouting

The team decides where and how long to meet, but it must be in a public place and not at home

ACTIVITIES

Every January the top secret robot challenge video for the season is broadcast by NASA at Kickoff

FIRST® Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology, business management, marketing, and fundraising while competing with teammates in a sport where all participants may choose to become a professional

Teams are challenged to design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform multiple tasks against a field of competitors

Robots are built from a variety of materials, powered by Rev technology, and programmed using industry-level code to control the robot both autonomously and tele-operated by student drivers

COMPETITION

Teams choose 2 regionals they would like to attend either in or out of state and compete for a chance to move on to the world championship

Awards are given for the competition, as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments

Students develop STEM skills and realize the value of hard work and innovation, while exhibiting Core Values, and displaying Gracious Professionalism© and Coopertition© all while competing with other FRC teams

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MoreINFO

Kickoff: Saturday January 6th 2024 – 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeshore Robotics Education Center – 2814 Wollmer St., Manitowoc.

 

Contact: Arrow – President of Lakeshore FIRST Robotics at arrow@lakeshorefirstrobotics.org

Our Lakeshore FIRST Robotics Teams

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