About FIRST
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a high school robotics competition organized by FIRST. Teams of mentors (corporate employees, teachers, or college students) and high school students collaborate together to design and build a robot in six weeks using the standard set of parts. The game details changes every year.

Projects
Disk Jockey
FIRST, 2013
Robot fires frisbees and has hanging mechanism to lift robot off ground. The robot achieved Regional Finalist at Lone Star Regional and ranked 2nd at Alamo Regional.
Laser Dragon
FIRST, 2012
Robot picks up foam basketballs and has pneumatic bridge balancer. The robot competed as the 3rd alliance at Lone Star Regional, moving to the semi-finals. The team attended the Ozark Mountain Brawl, Austin Robot Roundup and the Houston Robot Remix.
Disco Slide
FIRST, 2011
Robot picks up inflatable tubes and deploys a mini-bot on a pole. Won Finalist at Lone Star and quarter-finalist at Alamo Regional. The team was awarded control awards from both regionals for sonar based position control along with closed-loop holonomic gyro control.
Disco Screen
FIRST, 2010
Robot controls soccer balls and kicks into a goals. 3rd seed at Bayou Regional. Quarter-finalist at Lone Star and Bayou Regionals. Won the Lone Star Regional 2010 Website award and Animation Award.
Disco Ballulator
FIRST, 2009
2nd year mentoring Lamar High School (FRC#2587). Robot picks up 8" orbit balls and dumps them into a moving trailer on an opposing robot. Won the Lone Star Regional 2009, Website award and Judges Award. Ranked 20th (5-2 record) in Archimedes at the 2009 World Championship.
Af Robot
FIRST, 2008
Rookie year mentoring Lamar High School (FRC#2587). Robot picks up 40" track balls and hurdles them over a 6.5" overpass. Won Website award and Judges Award at Lone Star Regional.
Tinman
FIRST, 2007
RAS 1st year mentoring Anderson High School (FRC#2158). Robot picks up pool tubes and puts it on a rack. Won Rookie All-Star at Lone Star Regional and attended championship.
Chainzilla
FIRST, 2005
NASA mentoring Clear Creek High School (FRC #118). Robot picks up tetras and puts it on a rack. Team won two regionals and honorable mention chairmans at nationals.
Cryptonite Bin-Stacker
FIRST, 2003
Cryptonite (FRC #624) Cinco Ranch High School. Robot picks up plastic bins and stacks them onto another bin. Team won Delphi Driving Tomorrow's Technology award at Phoenix and Lone Star regionals, the team also attended Championship at Houston.
Cryptonite - 5 Wheelie
FIRST, 2002
Cryptonite (FRC #624) Cinco Ranch High School. Robot attaches to roller goals and drives with 5 wheels. Team won Imagery award at the Lone Star regional, the team also attended Championship at Disney World.