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 +======FIRST Robotics Competition Wiki======
 +[[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​rhino/​first|{{:​rhino:​frc_logo.png|FIRST}}]]
  
 +=====About FIRST Robotics Competition=====
 +The mission of //​[[http://​www.usfirst.org|First]]//​ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting extra-curricular,​ mentor-based robotics programs that build STEM skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life skills including self-confidence,​ communication,​ and leadership.
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 +//​[[http://​www.usfirst.org|First]]//​ is comprised of a sequence of robotics programs for young people 6 - 18 years old. Founded in 1989 by inventor [[http://​www.usfirst.org/​aboutus/​bio/​dean-l-kamen|Dean Kamen]], //​[[http://​www.usfirst.org|First]]//​ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Manchester, NH.
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 +Known as "the varsity sport for the mind," //First// Robotics Competition ([[http://​www.usfirst.org/​roboticsprograms/​frc|FRC]]) combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, student teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team "​brand,"​ hone teamwork skills, and design, build and program their team robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. ​ It’s as close to "​real-world engineering"​ as a student can get. Volunteers and professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. The [[http://​www.usfirst.org/​roboticsprograms/​frc|FRC]] "​season"​ begins with a January Kick-off, February-April regional events, and culminates in an April championship event.
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 +=====A quick look the the design and build process=====
 +[[http://​www.robotin3days.com/​|Robot in three days]]
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 +=====Resources=====
 +[[http://​files.na.mcneel.com/​rhino/​4.0/​misc/​en/​FRC_2013_Arena.zip|FRC 2013 Arena Model (.3dm)]]\\
 +[[http://​files.na.mcneel.com/​rhino/​4.0/​misc/​en/​FRC_2013_Parts.zip|FRC 2013 Parts Library (.3dm)]]
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