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  FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. FIRST‘s […]

Team History

2005 Franklin High School FIRST Robotics Team 1610, Blackwater Robotics, was founded in 2005 as BOT, the “Builders of Tomorrow,” after seeing a nearby team in competition.  S.P. Morton Elementary School already boasted a FIRST LEGO League team and the same coach, Liz Burgess, started our FRC team..  Our team is comprised of students from 8th-12th grades at both […]

Franklin Robotics team headed to first regional

The students and mentors of the Franklin High School FIRST Robotics Team 1610 have bagged their robot and are ready to head to Virginia Commonwealth University to compete in the regional for this season’s challenge, “Recycle Rush.”

The object of “Recycle Rush” is to stack plastic shipping totes on top of scoring platforms. Teams gain significantly more points for placing recycling bins on top of the stacks.

Franklin Robotics season gearing up

On Sunday, many local students got on their hands and knees to pretend to be… robots?

It was all part of the Franklin High School FIRST Robotics team’s strategy session, in which several area teams were invited to the Charles Street Gym to visualize the rules for the upcoming season, titled “Recycle Rush.” Teams were experimenting with the rules for the first time, as the FIRST Robotics program kicked off this past Saturday.