About Us

We are Team 342 - The Burning Magnetos! 

Our FIRST Robotics team is located in North Charleston, South Carolina, partnering with Bosch and many more sponsors that provide resources to give local students the best educational opportunity possible. Our team consists of fun loving and hard working students who learn to engineer and design in a spirited environment! Students from Fort Dorchester High School and the local Dorchester area collaborate within four large sub-teams:

  • Mechanical Engineering  (component construction & assembly, machine tools)
  • Electrical Engineering  (power distribution, talons, wiring & soldering)
  • Programming  (Java coding, autonomous and controller setup, remote vision)
  • Digital Media & Outreach  (animation, photography, social networks, business)

Our goals are to learn about new technology and teach others that challenges in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be great fun!

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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 FRC team we have SIX WEEKS to design, build, and program a robot to take to competition. In those six weeks team members learn and develop different skills. But it isn't just robots.

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See 2019's Robot Reveal! - (2020 Coming Soon)


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