FIRST is an international organization aimed at inspiring students to develop skills in engineering and technology. FIRST is the foundation for the FRC, FTC, and FLL competitions, held annually. The program allows high school students to work side by side with professional adult mentors, in order to learn skills varying from animation to engineering, business and shop fabrication. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Team 100 would not be able to continue our participation in FRC if it weren't for the help of our wonderful sponsors.
Our sponsors include: Woodside High School Foundation, Sequoia Union High School District, Pentair Thermal Management, Intuitive Surgical, The Tate Family, The Searcy Family, Solutions 2 Projects, Woodcraft, Barnes & Associates Insurance Agency, Microsemi, SRI International, Recology San Mateo County, John and Jane Shroyer, Alan Steel and Supply Company, SolidWorks, Chucks Donuts
This year's FRC game is FIRST STRONGHOLD! In FIRST STRONGHOLD Alliances of three robots are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture their tower.
• Robots operate independently for first 15 seconds.
— Alliances score points by:
• Reaching opponents defenses
• Crossing defenses
• Scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower
• Human drivers take control for the final 2 minutes and 15 seconds controlling their robot to:
— Defend their castle
— Retrieve boulders
— Defeat defenses
— Score goals from the opponents’ courtyard in tower
— Capture and scale the opponent’s tower