FIRST Global Team Canada is excited to be competing in Geneva, Switzerland from October 13-16, 2022! Thanks to all their supporters, they have raised around $5,000. Team Canada is confident in competing against more than 180 international teams. For the past two months, they have been building their robot, ensuring perfection in each component and mechanism, while running robotics workshops, outreaching, fundraising, and organizing other events. Follow their journey on Instagram at @firstglobalcanada.
This year, FIRST Global has a challenge that is distinct from the typical FIRST Tech Challenge season game. “The FIRST Global Challenge is an Olympics-style, international robotics competition that takes place in a different country each year. Teams work together to complete tasks in a game themed around one of the greatest challenges facing our planet, including the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems.”
This year’s theme ‘Carbon Capture’, challenges FIRST Global teams to reimagine the future of Earth’s climate. The game requires robots to capture and store carbon, which are simply black plastic balls. Robots must shoot the Carbon in an 8 feet tall sink and towards the end of the game, robots have to climb bars. Team Canada hopes to do their best while gaining a memorable experience. For more information about the FIRST Global Challenge visit https://first.global/fgc/.