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How to Join W.Hi.R.R. #5471

Winthrop High School has a robtics team tthat competes in the FIRST© Robotics Competition (F.R.C.).


  • October 2016 - January 2017 — Regular meetings to learn about robotics.
  • Saturday, January 7, 2017Kickoff! The new competition game will be announced on a live NASA video stream. The team is still discussing whether to watch it in Winthrop or to travel down to the University of Southern Maine for the Maine Kickoff Event. Afterward, we will receive our official 2017 F.R.C. Robotics Kit. This is the start of the 6 week build season.
  • January 7 - February 21, 2017 — Build the robot!
  • Thursday, February 21, 2017 — Robot must be bagged for competition - build season is over!
  • February 22 - March 2, 2017 — Work on strategy, programming, and other non-build items.
  • March 3 - 5, 2017 * tentative *Granite State District Event
    Windham High School, Windham, NH. * waitlist *
    (Friday to Sunday event)
  • March 6 - March 29, 2017 — Six hours of repair time. More work on strategy, programming, and other non-build items.
  • March 30 - April 1, 2017Pine Tree District Event
    Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Lewiston, ME.
    (Thursday to Saturday event)

FIRST© (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national organization, and to compete at the FIRST© Robotics Competition Events, every team member and team mentor needs to be signed up through their national site. The student sign-up process is:

  1. The student provides the name and email address of a parent or guardian to a Team Mentor.
  2. A Team Mentor enters the email address of the parent or guardian into the F.R.C. system. An invitation is automatically sent to the parent or guardian by the F.R.C. system when it is entered.
  3. The parent or guardian must create an account on the F.R.C. system and use that account to fill out the student’s information, including the student’s email address.
  4. The student will receive an invitation from the F.R.C. system to join the team. The student must create an account on the F.R.C. system and use that account to accept the invitation and request to join the team.
  5. Team Mentors will automatically receive notification from the F.R.C. system that the student has accepted the invitation and requests to join the team. A Team Mentor will approve the request through the F.R.C. system.
  6. The student is now an official member of the team!

Parent/Guardian Information:
First Name: Last Name:
E-Mail Address: Confirm E-Mail Address:

Student Information:
First Name: Last Name:

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