FIRST Robotics Competition
The Brighton High School Robotics Team participates in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) as team #3707, the "TechnoDogs". In January of each year, FRC teams are given the rules to a game for which they must build a robot. The teams have roughly six weeks to work on their bot. By default, each team attends two district meets. At each meet there are forty teams that compete. There are several practice matches, then qualification matches begin. In these matches, sets of three teams are randomly chosen to be an alliance, and battle an opposing alliance for points. Next come the elimination matches. For these, teams choose their alliance. The highest scoring alliances advance through several rounds until the final match decides who will be the district champion.
What's the best about our team?
We have fun while learning things most people will never know. You realize that you made it from a pile of parts and metal. You know every part and why it all works. It makes you feel like you can do anything. Now hook up the battery and turn on the power and look out! You know something crazy is about to happen. The action is fast and always changing. "Go here, get that...Shoot it..." But really, the friends are the best part of this team. We work hard together with one goal: to learn and make a difference in everything we do. We look for areas that we can improve and look for anyone we can help along the way, because that is what truly makes you smart—knowing deep inside you are powerful and have what is needed to make others feel the same. If they feel and do the same for someone else because they learned it from you, then you have made a difference that will change more people's lives than you will ever know.
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