Walton Robotics is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team. Our team number is 2974. In the fall we train our members to build skills, conduct outreach events and compete in one or two off-season competition events. FIRST announces the competition game parameters in early January. The team spends January and February designing and building their competition robots, while the parents build the practice field. The team attends two regional qualifying competition events in March, with the hope of qualifying to attend the Peachtree District State Championship and the World Championship in Houston in April.
What is FIRST?
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean
Kamen to inspire young people’s interest in science and technology. As a robotics community that
prepares young people for the future, FIRST is the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing
STEM education. For 30 years, FIRST has combined the rigor of STEM learning with the fun and
excitement of traditional sports and the inspiration that comes from community through programs that
have a proven impact on learning, interest, and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom.
FIRST Program Categories:
- FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is for ages 14-18. This is the program in which our team competes.
- FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is for ages 12-18.
- FIRST Lego League (FLL) is for ages 9-14.
- FIRST Lego League Jr. is for ages 6-10.
What is the World Championship like?
FIRST Awards: Ever wonder what they mean by the statement, “We won the Chairman’s Award?” Read about the award here.
If you are interested in joining the Walton Robotics Team, you must be a Walton High School student. Applications are open generally in April and the fall. Sign up to receive emails when this website is updated to be made aware of the next time applications are being taken.