What is FIRST Robotics All About???

The purpose of the FIRST Robotics program is to provide a valuable hands-on learning experience and opportunity where our students integrate science, technology,engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to design, build, troubleshoot, and operate arobot to compete at local and national levels. The kids who choose to participate in this program will benefit by learning life skills and building self confidence. They will be inspired to become leaders and innovators.

There is a new game released at the beginning of each year.  A description of this years game is below.


In INFINITE RECHARGE, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city!


During the 15 second Autonomous Period, droids follow pre-programmed instructions. Alliances score points by:

     1. Scoring Power Cells in the Power Port

     2. Moving from the Initiation Line


In the final 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match, drivers take control of the droids. Alliances scores points by:

     1. Continue to score Power Cells in the Power Port

     2. Completing Rotation Control

     3. Completing Position Control

     4. Hanging from the Generator Switch

     5. Getting the Generator Switch to the level position

The Alliance with the highest score at the end of the Match wins.

Here is a Summary Cheat Sheet provided by Team 5090 that shows the layout of the field: