FRC - FIRST Robotics Competition
For 9th to 12th graders, FRC is a varsity sport for the mind, and it's the hardest fun you'll ever have. The season kicks off in January of ever year, when teams are given a new challenge for which they must build a 5 foot tall, 120 pound robot in just six weeks. The game is different every year, and it only gets better and better. Learn more at firstinspires.org
Meet the Robots
This year's game
FTC - FIRST Tech Challenge
With a targeted student range of grades 6 to 12, FTC is very versatile and a great way to get started with robotics. FTC robots are 18 inches in length, width, and height, and perform on 12 by 12 foot field - a much smaller scale than FRC. Team 3008 (FTC Team 9738) was one of the first teams in Hawaii to partake in FTC, when it first reached the islands in 2014. Learn more
The 2018-2019 Game
VEX Robotics Competition
Like FTC, VEX is targeted towards students of grades 6 through 12, featuring robots 18 inches in height, width, and length, that play on 12 by 12 foot competition fields. However, VEX robots are made with pre-made parts, and do not require custom fabrication. Team 3008 has run multiple VEX teams and has obtained numerous awards ever since its founding year in 2008.
Learn more at vexrobotics.com
The 2019-2020 Game
DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE involves two opposing alliances, each with three robots working together to score points through securing cargo, attaching hatch panels, and returning to home base.
VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.
Rover Ruckus is played on a 3.66 m x 3.66 m (12’x12’) square Field with approximately 30.5 cm (1’)- high walls and a soft foam mat playing surface. Two randomly selected teams are paired together as an Alliance to play a match against a second Alliance. Alliances are designated as either “Red” or “Blue.” Learn more