Scott Rosenhahn, the Engineering and Robotics teacher at Newton North, is attempting to put together a team for 2009. He is recruiting from both Newton North and Newton South. Contact him for more information. He can also be found in Room 112A most of the day.
Summary of FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition)
* 1,307 teams
* 260 rookies
* Over 32,500 high-school students
* From 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, U.K., U.S.
* 37 Regional events in Brazil, Canada, Israel, U.S.
* FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta, GA, April 12-14, 2007
* Robots are built in 6 weeks from a common kit of parts provided by FIRST, and weigh up to 120 lbs. (excluding battery and bumpers)
See the links for more details.