The FIRST Robotics competition requires teams from all over the world to build a robot in order to participate in a challenge. The rules change immensely from year to year and are presented each January by a committee of engineers and other professionals. The catch? We only have six weeks to do it.
Team 293, or SPIKE, participates each year in the FIRST Robotics New Jersey Regional and in a regional in Maryland or Pennsylvania and has performed quite well, even achieving first place! On successful years SPIKE is able to join the National competition as well.
Despite being highly competitive and work-oriented, members become friends over the long hours and have tons of fun!