Starting in January with the FIRST season kickoff, our team builds a large, fully operational robot to compete in the season game. Over a period of six weeks we prototype, CAD, fabricate, assemble, wire, and program the robot in accordance with the engineering design process and the competition rules outlined by FIRST.

Why doesn't your robot have a name yet?

At Up-A-Creek, robots don't receive names until after the season has concluded. In 2015, our lead mentor had to leave for an international trip, and the robot wasn't named until after the season ended. Coincidentally, this was our first year to have won a regional competition. A little superstitious, we have kept this tradition ever since in hopes that it helps our performance.