Stuck in the back of the Pleasant Grove High School campus students of FIRST Robotics team #2073 are spread across a spacious metal and wood shop. School dismissed two hours prior, but these 20-or-so students each have a task this late afternoon-tasks that will likely take them well into the evening.
This is common for any FIRST Robotics engineering team. It’s their season – robot design, construction and testing season. The six weeks typically from beginning of the calendar year through about March. The students are working nightly until 9 or 10 p.m. and 12 hours on Saturdays to build their robotic device.
Next comes a series of competitions and, with a little luck, the team qualifies for the Super Bowl of FIRST Robotics, the World Championships in Houston, Tex.
This group, nicknamed “Eagle Force,” took first place in the Utah Regionals two weeks ago and now they have qualified
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