Registration will open Sept 1st for the fall Robotics Team Events

Registration will open Sept 1st for the fall robotics events that Team 1540, the Flaming Chickens, are hosting in Portland.  BunnyBots ( Dec 19th and Girls’ Generation ( October 10th are sure things.  LEAP ( will happen once funding is nailed down.  My reason for cluttering your inbox is Rookie Rumble. Rookie Rumble ( is […]

FIRST Robotics at the Graand Kinetic Challenge

FIRST Force in cooperation with the Graand Kinetic Challenge committee is proud announce the opportunity to see FIRST Robots in action this Saturday in Corvallis.  Three FIRST FRC robotics teams from the Corvallis Area and one from Bend are going to put on a showcase of Robotics for the public at the Benton County Fairgrounds […]

Now Hiring – FIRST Inclusion and Diversity

FIRST is continuing to work on our Inclusion and Diversity efforts and I’m pleased to say we received Board approval to hire a program manager to oversee our Inclusion and Diversity program.  Our goal is to greatly expand the participation of diverse students in our programs.  We just posted the position on our site and on […]

Winners of the Autodesk Oculus Rift CAD and Code competition!

AutoDesk has picked the winners of the Oculus Rift CAD and Code competition. First Place: 2046 BEAR Metal Second Place: Team 1595 Dragons Third Place: 967 Iron Lions Fourth Place: 2635 Lake Monsters Fifth Place: Team 1425 Error Code Xero Sixth Place: 2062 Core   Dragons and BEAR Metal already received their Oculus units at the Cheney event. Here all the teams […]

Grant opportunity due June 29th

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualifying nonprofits that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. Link to complete details and the RFP. The average grant amount is $5,000 and will not exceed $10,000. How to Apply Complete the grant eligibility […]

Programming Boot Camp

Is your robot programmed in LabVIEW? Has your team always wanted to make the leap to Java or C++? The Lake Monsters do. This August we are taking the leap and inviting you to join us. We’re going to run a week-long programming boot camp and rewrite our Recycle Rush robot code in Java. Bring […]