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Dallas FIRST regionals

This weekend is the Dallas FRC regional. There are a number of videos of the event on a Lockheed sponsored site. Yesterday, I saw one of the highest scoring games of the year across all the events.

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I’ve been coordinating judging for the FIRST Robotics competition in Dallas. So naturally, there are a significant number of HP (current and retired) folks involved.


FRC allows students to start from a standard kit of parts and some state of the art tools, received at the kickoff, and build a robot attempting to meet specified objectives. This video is an overview of this year’s challenge – Arial Assist.


The goal of FIRST is to encourage the understanding and passion around STEM. It has a proven track record of results that is hard to argue with. Video of last year’s event is also available.

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Mike_Oitzman | ‎03-17-2014 07:01 PM

Charlie, great article. I worked as a rookie judge at the Northern California Regional event held at UC Davis this last weekend, and I had the best time working with all of the awesome kids, mentors and families involved with FIRST. I strongly encourage everyone to jump in and support any of the first programs whether it's Jr FLL all the way up to FRC. You won't regret it.

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