Gearing UP

The PBS Program that started it all
I first learned of the US FIRST Robotics programs when I encountered the program Gearing Up on PBS.
I was just flipping channels, when I encountered this program which really caught my eye.   I was impressed with the way the program challenges the students, and they way the students rise to the challenges.  They learn a lot about math, science, technology -- as well as electronics and fabrication.
NOTE: This program documents 4 teams as the participate in the US FIRST FRC (FIRST Robotics Challenge).  This program is targeted at High School kids, and features the largest robots and field-of-play offered by the US FIRST programs.
The website for the program is  You can learn more about the program, or you can view it here in four parts.

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four