FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
The First Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game changes yearly, keeping the excitement fresh and giving each team a more level playing field. The goal of the program is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders.
The La Cañada Engineering Club operates within this competition as team 2429, and regularly competes in cities such as Los Angeles, Ventura, and Las Vegas. FRC Team 2429 is the heart and centerpoint of the La Cañada Engineering Club. Started during the 2007 – 2008 competition year, the team offers its members ground level education in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, a variety of programming languages, electronics, welding, and is an opportunity to expand and grow through hands-on team-building experiences. The team meets everyday after school and on Saturdays. 2429 has now become a force in establishing new FRC Teams, mentoring new teams at St. Francis and Sherman Oaks. Last year, the Sherman Oaks team was selected at the 2015 Ventura Regional as Rookie All-stars
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