FIRST® Robotics Competition Team
Location Newton, MA
International robotics competition.
The LigerBots is a FIRST® FRC student-run robotics team composed of members from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools in Massachusetts. Students participating in LigerBots design and build a complex robot that plays a game, which is different each year. They have six weeks to design and build their machine. Students program their robot to control it on the playing field. During the competition, teams are paired in alliances, working cooperatively with two other teams to outscore a team of three opponents. In past years, we have designed robots to play frisbee and basketball.
In addition, the team is run like a small business. The team not only builds a robot, but students have to build a brand, design a business plan, organize and volunteer at community events, while building teamwork skills, finding sponsors and mentors, fundraising, and of course still completing their homework.
Come meet the LigerBots, see their robot in action, and find out what it’s like to be part of a high school robotics team.