The first ever FRC game was hosted in the year 1992. It is the first competition that FIRST organized and also the highest-scale program that was developed. FRC is designed to inspire high school students from grade 9 till 12 to become engineers by working with engineers to develop a robot. The competition game changes every year. At the first Saturday in January (except the first or second of January) the details of the game are release, after that the teams have 6 weeks to build a robot that can fulfill the game’s tasks.
This is what FIRST says about FRC:
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
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 and program industrial-size 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.