We are Team 342 - The Burning Magnetos!
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. The objective of the program is to inspire youth to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while building other life skills like communication, Cooperation, and Decision making.
As a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team, we intricately design, build, program, and troubleshoot a 120+ lb. robot, all in SIX WEEKS! In those six weeks before our first regional competition, team members develop soft-skills and technical knowledge through cooperative tasks, group communication, and in order to achieve a deadline. At competition, drive team and pit crew race against the clock to present our robot onto the game-field and efficiently transport game pieces, while scout team members monitor 60+ other teams' robots for alliance-selection in the finals, and in the stands, everyone on 342 watches the matches while roaring across the arena with spirited cheers of encouragement!