Six weeks to robot


Robots are complex machines requiring years of research and development to build, right? NASA’s FIRST Robotics League challenges high school students to create a robot in just six weeks! The students aren’t alone however, a community of teachers, sponsors and mentors assist the students with their challenge.

This will be a report through my eyes as a software mentor for a rookie Portland team. The adventures to be covered are unknown; the team will compete days before Ignite at the FIRST regionals in Portland.

Brandon Philips


Geek: Linux Kernel hacker, open source enthusiast and roboticist professionally. Person: Interested,