About the Event
The North Shore District event is a large robotics competition event for high school students in the FIRST organization. For the whole weekend between March 17th, and March 18th we, alongside 40 other teams, will compete on a basketball-sized court with 120 pound robots made of custom manufactured metal parts, high school programming, teenager-grade electrical systems, and elbow-grease. This is the culmination of six weeks of work done in high schools around the country starting around New Year.
What to Expect
The event is free to attend for all public spectators. We want to show everyone who is enthusiastic about technology, just what is happening under our noses at local high schools all around New England. The events tend to run from 8:00AM in the morning to around 6:00PM in the afternoon with breaks for lunch and opening ceremonies. Feel free to stop by and check out all of the teams in the pit areas as well. It's a perfect small trip for families.
The video on this page is a piece that CNN did on FIRST robotics and shows what this program is all about very well.
You can read more about this event on the NEFIRST page here.
About the Game
The following animation provides a brief synopsis of how the game is played. Teams play this game in randomly selected teams of 3 in a "regular season"-like structure to determine their competitive seed. On Sunday, robotics clubs, based on their seed, will pick their own teams of three and enter the best-of-three playoffs.