Team 6978 Quickstrike Niagara

What is FIRSTĀ® Robotics?

The FIRSTĀ® Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem. The specific rules and guidelines change every year but the challenge remains the same, build a robot in 6 weeks within certain specifications and budget. Teams build robots from their own designs and produce their own manufactured parts making each robot unique. After the six week build season, robots are entered in competitions throughout North America.

Read more at FIRST Robotics Canada

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Who can join the team?

  • Any student in Grade 8 -12 in Niagara
  • No special skills are required
  • Registration begins in September
  • The Competition runs from January to April
  • Cost: $400 payable at registration

SOME OF THE SKILLS YOU CAN LEARN

Programming

  • learn to program in Java
  • learn object-oriented programming
  • learn to use version-control systems such as git
  • learn wiring

Mechanical

  • vertical mill
  • lathe
  • CNC machine
  • power tools
  • hand tools
  • powder coating

Design

  • using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to create designs and technical drawings

Marketing

  • developing marketing and fundraising strategies to promote the team
  • managing social media
  • website design
  • planning community outreach events
  • photography and videography

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