FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a program that challenges high school students to design, build, and program robots that can compete in various tasks and games. The Metal Moose is a team of students from Westtown School in the West Chester area who participate in the FRC program. The team works together to learn engineering, programming, teamwork, and leadership skills while having fun and making new friends. The Metal Moose also engages in outreach activities to promote STEM education and inspire younger students to pursue their passions.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics program for students in grades 7-12, where they design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge. The FTC program is different from FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in several ways. For example, FTC robots are smaller and use a standardized kit of parts, while FRC robots are larger and can use any materials. FTC matches are shorter and have fewer teams on the field, while FRC matches are longer and have more teams on the field. Both programs offer valuable learning opportunities and fun experiences for students who want to explore robotics and engineering.