ALARM - First Robotics Competition

ALARM stands for "A Lot of Awesome Robot Makers"

FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology"



Millis High School - First Robotics Team:

Top 10 Winners

School Contact: Matt Haggerty

Krassy Petkov, President of Milara, Inc. sponsored (Silver Level) Millis Public Schools, Millis, Massachusetts in their first ALARM competition. The team placed in the top 10 in 2008 for their efforts in JAWS 2007 design that included Gripper, Arm, Drive Train and Controls testing and RINGO 2008 (Trackball launcher) testing.


Congratulations to the Millis High School team members and their support staff for a job well done!

www.usfirst.org and www.bostonfirst.org


Check out http://alarmrobotics.wikispaces.com


www.thebluealliance.net to see the ALARM in action

What is FRC?

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.

The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions designed by Dean Kamen, Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of engineers and other professionals.

FIRST redefines winning for these students because they are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last.

What is unique about the FRC program?

  • It is a sport where the participants play with the pros and learn from them
  • Designing and building a robot is a fascinating real-world professional experience
  • Competing on stage brings participants as much excitement and adrenaline rush as conventional varsity tournaments
  • The game rules are a surprise every year







This site was last updated 12/04/08