Have questions about our team? Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers.
What Grade do I have to be in to join the team?
To join the team you need to be in grades 7-12. We also encourage parents to help the team with their knowledge and experience.
Do I have to attend West Ranch?
No. Our club is based in West Ranch but you don’t need to be from the school. Anyone is allowed to join our team and they do not need to be from West Ranch specifically. Keep in mind that you must be able to travel to West Ranch frequently for team meetings.
What is FRC?
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Lego League Jr., FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition, and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions FRC is a competition that we compete in. More information can be found at Firstinspires.org
How can I get involved on the team as a parent?
Our team needs the help of parents who can share their experience in a multitude of fields from engineering to business. Parents are allowed to come to every meeting and help out or learn how the club works. With the help of parents like you, we are able to run our club and be a successful robotics team. If you are interested getting involved with the team please visit our volunteer page.
Is there a registration fee to join the team?
There is no mandatory registration fee to join Project 691 Robotics. However, there is a recommended $300 donation to the team. This donation helps the team continue building amazing robots and order parts. The donation can be given through the West Ranch Web store on our donation page.
I just joined and have no prior experience with electrical or mechanical parts of the design process. What can I do?
For many people, joining robotics is the first time they have ever started designing or working with various fields required to build a well functioning robot. However, there is no reason to worry. Throughout the year, there will be multiple workshops for new members to learn the skills necessary to excel and achieve their full potential.