Submitted by Kirsten on Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:25
November 9 - 11, we headed to the 2017 MadTown Throwdown a great event in Madera where we compete running the previous season’s competition robot, our practice robot and a third robot. The students designed and built the third robot over the summer. This year, the third robot, Nemo, focused on being quick, scoring gears and hanging.
"FIRST competitions aren’t about winners and losers. They are about bringing together ideas to realize the best solution. If you don’t realize this, that's the only time you’ve lost.”
FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a fantastic program that gives students hands-on experience in engineering and technology. Students develop skills with machinery; generate ideas for solving difficult problems; produce results under time pressure; work together as a team; and learn “gracious professionalism” as they compete with teams from other schools.