Team 2655 The Flying Platypi is a fully-functional, community based, student-led veteran FRC team that doesn’t fit a mold either. Our team, open to high school students throughout the Triad, seeks to give back and share our enthusiasm for robotics with others. In addition to spreading STEAM in our community, The Platypi have soared to Raleigh, Washington DC, Mexico, India, Panama, and the Philippines to expand opportunities to students in underserved communities. Learn more about us here.
FIRST Robotics is a mentor-based program for students of all ages created to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. FIRST builds science, engineering, and technology skills that encourage innovation and foster well-rounded life skills such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST offers programs for all ages K-12. Each level of FIRST inspires kids of all ages to get excited about STEM.
Our team is a part of the highest program in FIRST, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), and is geared toward students grades 9-12. Teams are given six weeks to design, build, and program a robot to play the game. Once our robot is complete, our team faces off against teams from all over North Carolina. The top teams from the state must then travel to Houston, TX to play against teams from across the globe. Students on our team learn fundraising, marketing, business, STEM, and robotics. Click here to learn more about FIRST.