2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition

Mastercam is proud to sponsor the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition by granting use of the Mastercam Educational Suite for the duration of the competition to teams in need of CAM software.

If you know of a team in need of Mastercam, please direct them to this link.

Once registered:

  1. Teams will receive instructions on creating an account on Mastercam.com and downloading and installing Mastercam.
  2. We will notify the appropriate educational and industrial Reseller with the name of the team and contact information.

If you find that a team has formed in your area, please reach out to them. Be a mentor and offer assistance to make sure the team is being as successful as they can be with Mastercam.

The competition kicked off January 7, 2017.

The FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Robotics Competition is held yearly. High school-aged teams the world over compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni, and more, teams of 25+ students have just six weeks to build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must also raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $25+ million in college scholarships.