Pensar Development partners with the Palouse Area Robotics Team for this years FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
The 4-H PART (Palouse Area Robotics Team) SciBorgs, based in rural eastern Washington are beginning their 6th year as FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) TEAM 4061. They are part of the Pacific Northwest District which consists of 154 high school robotics teams from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Pensar employees Aaron Johnson and Trent Wetherbee have been valuable resources for these aspiring engineers, scientists, coders, and business entrepreneurs. Here’s a video of a qualifying match from last year to see what it’s all about.
The SciBorgs started this year’s FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) season on January 7th—when the FRC game was revealed to over 3,000 teams around the globe. Teams receive a kit of parts along with the game manual and other valuable information. Students then have only six weeks to design, build, and trouble shoot a competition robot weighing about 120 pounds. This process involves computer-aided design, math calculations, programming, electronics, and hours in the shop building from mostly aluminum and plastic.