Eastlake Robotics Club
Pack of Parts
The purpose of the Eastlake Robotics (Pack of Parts) Team 1294 shall be to promote science and technology in Eastlake High School and the surrounding community through student and community programs involving engineering and other technical skills.
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting hands-on programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, and inspire innovation, to foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FRC Team 1294 Pack of Parts, formerly known as Top Gun, began in 2004. Over the past 19 years, Pack of Parts (POP) has grown to be a consistently diverse group of dedicated students from the Sammamish area. Based out of Eastlake High School, POP’s members are high school (9-12) students from Eastlake High School, Redmond High School, Tesla STEM High School, International Community School, and homeschool.
We build a 120 lb. competition robot in just 6 weeks. Our meetings start in the fall, with the official season for the FIRST Robotics competition starting in January and going through April. No previous experience is necessary to join. We welcome new members!
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What is the FIRST Robotics Competition?
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, we call the FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build & program industrialize robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship in Houston, TX, and Detroit, MI.
What is FIRST?
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Lego League Jr., and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition competitions. FIRST was founded by inventor Dean Kamen and former MIT professor Woodie Flowers in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST is “More Than Robots”. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their work and life skills.
We are incredibly grateful to the following organizations that keep our team running.If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us here