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2017 Season starts on January 7th

The team will be meeting Saturday, January 9th at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gifford Medical Center in the downstairs conference room for the Kickoff Event

There will be an additional team meeting on Sunday at 1 p.m. also at Gifford for initial brainstorming about robot designs.

…and here’s the encrypted 2017FRCGameSeasonManual!  Download it now!!

Registration with Youth Team Members Information System (STIMS)

Starting the first Saturday after the kick-off, no student will be allowed in the shop or participate in team activities unless they are registered with the FIRST robotics Youth Team Members Information System (STIMS).

For an overview of the registration process and frequency asked questions, FIRST has provided an excellent Youth Team Member System Overview webpage.

Required Release Forms

In addition to registering on STIMS, students, parents, and mentors must fill out and submit these forms by the first Saturday after kickoff.

Student Membership Fees

There is a $30 membership fee for students, which will cover the cost of a team t-shirt and contribute to other team expenses.  We do not want the fee to be a barrier to any student who wishes to join the team, so it will be waived in the case of financial hardship.  The fee is due by the first Saturday after kickoff, but will be refunded prior to February 1 if a student finds that the team is not for him/her.

Students or Parents can pay the membership fee with cash or check. Please make checks payable to Green Mountain Robotics Inc..

About The Green Team

Based in Central Vermont, The Green Team 885 inspires youths through mentor-based programs in engineering, science and technology.  We engage students from high school and middle school to build robots, working together to compete in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) regional events while fostering communications, leadership, life-skills, self-confidence & team-building.

By helping to design and build a robot, students will have a chance to learn:

  • Machine Design and Fabrication,
  • Project Management,
  • Programming,
  • Electronics and Circuit Components,
  • CAD Designs,
  • Use of Machine Tools, and more…

In addition, there are numerous support roles, such as web design, video animation, publicity, fundraising, logistics, networking.

2013: Students working on the "Ultimate Ascent" robot
2013: Students working on the “Ultimate Ascent” robot

FIRST is a world-wide program that was founded to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.  There are currently over 2000 FIRST teams world-wide.  Working closely with adult mentors, teams go from concept, to design, to fabrication, to testing, and ultimately to competition.  Membership on a FIRST team greatly increases a student’s chance for success in college and beyond.

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Find out more about FIRST at: http://www.firstinspires.org/