FIRST Team 753 - High Desert Droids

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About Us

We are the High Desert Droids, a group of highly motivated high school students with a shared interest in technology and in promoting the message of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to the encouragement of engineering and technology in young people. We have been competing in FIRST competitions across the country since 2002. Year by year we get more into the message of FIRST. We go out into our community to events like The Bend Fall Festival, and visits to different elementary school promoting the word of FIRST. We promote FLL and FTC as well as FRC. We mentor some of the FIRST LEGO League teams around Central Oregon, and we host a FIRST LEGO League competition at Mountain View High School. We believe that getting kids interested in technology and science in their early years is the best thing we can do.

Our Philosophy

Our team is structured differently from most other teams in the FIRST competitions. We are almost completely student-run: our mentors act mainly as advisors and facilitators. The students organize events, design and build the robot, produce the animations, and create all team paraphenalia and publications. This means we all have to work harder and learn more for our team to be successful. It also means we make lots of buttons.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Every year we design and create a robot, which we then take to competitions to compete with teams from all over the United States. Since we are the only FIRST Robotics Competition team in Bend, other FIRST teams (FLL and FTC) depend on our team members' involvement for their success.

Our Accomplishments

2013
Central Washington Regional Winners

2011
Olympic Regional Innovation in Control Award

2010
Utah Regional Finalists

2006
Pacific Northwest Regional Winners
Davis Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
Davis Regional Finalists

2005
Pacific Northwest Regional Quality Award

2004
Sacramento Regional Industrial Design Award
Sacramento Regional Winners
Pacific Northwest Regional Motorola Quality Award
Pacific Northwest Regional Finalists

2003
Pacific Northwest Regional Winners

2002
Pacific Northwest Regional Winners

Upcoming Events

08 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Mountain View High School, Physics Classroom (room C5)
04 Oct 2014 9:00 AM • Hoffman Construction HQ, Portland
11 Oct 2014 8:00 AM • Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland

Recent News

13 Jun 2014 2:36 PM • Jen Floyd
09 Mar 2014 1:48 PM • Jen Floyd




FRC Team 753 - High Desert Droids
Mountain View High School
2755 NE 27th St
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 383-6360
Tax ID: 93-6000393

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