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 http://www.gearingupproject.org.  You can learn more about the program, or you can view it here in four parts.
 

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four
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