I recently had the pleasure of meeting the FTC Browncoats robotics team and doing a bit of filming/interviewing. They are a group of students between 6th and 12th grade who build robots to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge.
I attended their pre-competition work day and was happily surprised at what I saw. The robots looked and worked great, and I found out literally all the work had been done by the kids. Each team member had their own specific job, and they ran the team like a business. That’s pretty cool if you ask me!
They’ve been in this competition for the last few years, with last year being their best so far. They will be competing on Saturday, January 21st at Hampton Cove Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do! Be on the lookout for the video of the competition itself! For now, here’s a short documentary about the Browncoats!