We are now recruiting for our FRC team! Contact us for more information!

“Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™ FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get. Professional Mentors volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.”

Our FRC team, W.A.F.F.L.E.S. 4476, is in it’s second year and open to any interested students that do not have an FRC team at their school.  We meet once a week most of the year, but during build season (January/February) we ramp that up to 6 or 7 days a week.  In March we enjoy meeting up with other Canadian and International teams for our Regional Qualifying Event(s).  Community partnerships and parents are key components to our team.

May to November

Off-season

Offseason events, projects and skill building
Year Round

Meetings

Meetings year round for FRC. Less frequently during the Summer
January to Febuary

Build Season

Intense period for the FRC team to design, build, and program their robot.
March to April

District Events

The team then competes at events with other teams.
April

World Championships

World Championships for 2017 are hosted in St.Louis and Houston

High-school students get to:

  • Work alongside professional volunteer mentors. (Goodyear, INVISTA, Queen’s, etc.)
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software.
  • Develop design, project management, programming, teamwork, and strategic thinking skills.

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