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Engineering

It’s time to get your hands – and gloves – dirty!

Engineers use a wide assortment of tools and equipment, ranging from screwdrivers to cordless devices, belt sanders to bench drills, cutters and CNC machines.

Engineers are the pioneers on our team, testing and tweaking imaginative, innovative and sometimes wild ideas, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and how to make it even better.

Programming

From Autonomous to Awesome!

Do you have your own flow? Are you more “teach it to yourself”? So do our programmers!

We use Java for designing and testing the Teleop-Control software for the robot and its autonomous systems. As a programmer, you’ll work closely with the Engineering and Electrical teams to bring the robot to life!

Just because your hands are on the keyboard and mouse, does not mean you are not hands on for the team and robot’s success.

Electrical

Do I have to decide?

Both Engineering and Programming sound it’s too much fun to pass up! That’s okay; you could fit nicely in Electrical – the conduit connecting engineers and programmers together!

Electrical is a great opportunity to learn low voltage wiring, connectors, crimping and soldering.

A single wire can disable the robot. The quality of your work determines if our team’s robot stalls or succeeds. With you and your electrical work, our robot can move – and move up through the ranks!

Marketing & Outreach

You are the voice of our team!

You use and develop skills in website development, social media, photography, financial management, writing, public speaking, fund raising and much more! You help bring in sponsors, spread the word of our mission and outreach, and promote our team’s competitive and community endeavors.

Your efforts can – and do – make the difference in the team’s advancement to higher levels of competition. #GottaHaveYou  #MoreThanMechanical

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind™

As close to real-world engineering as a student can get

Strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. Each season ends with regional competitions and an exciting FIRST Championship.

I want to apply to Firestorm Robotics! (Click to apply!)

Did you know…

Each year there are millions of dollars available in scholarships for First Robotics Competition (FRC) players?

More than just tinkering or terminology

Assisted by adult Mentors with real world experience, students are able to learn real world principles and practices hands on.

Team members experience full life cycle development from concept to deliverable, see version control in action, develop content and processes. They will complete action items, practice EMU (Enhancement, maintenance, and upgrade), and utilize quality control and safety standards.

Passing It On

Skills shared with and by teammates.
Students assisted by adult Mentors and business leaders with real world experience.

Firestorm Robotics builds on each season’s knowledge and expands it. Students have the opportunity to learn new skills and to develop talents, to improve what they know, and to teach what they’ve mastered. Whether it’s honing your expertise or simply stepping from your comfort zone, there’s lots of room to grow.