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Hibbing FRC Team 2499 is one of over 3,000 teams within the FIRST Robotics program. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, founded on the belief that the world needs more engineers and mathematicians, and technologically capable people, to run our societies; and not so many dribblers, puck chasers, and runners.
Our team is operated just as a regular business would be, However, the team is completely nonprofit, and is run entirely off of donations and sponsorships from the community and across the country.
Students can not only broaden their skills of STEM subjects, but also develop underlying skills of leadership, organization, responsibility, determination, and teamwork.
We don’t just build a robot out of a box; it is designed by students from the ground up. Every student has a say in what could be done, and every student has the opportunity to lead the team in future years.
If you would like to support the Hibbing FIRST Robotics Team, we accept all donations of any type; this includes tools, materials, parts, gift cards/certificates and checks or cash. We also have a year-round fundraiser selling energy-efficient LED light bulbs, that can save $60 on your electricity bill! Our highly efficient bulbs are sold only at Sullivan Candy and Supply in Hibbing, MN. If you are interested in donating to the team, or would like to purchase light bulbs directly, contact us at hibbingfrc@gmail.com.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. David Oberstar
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 21:28:29

    does this still exist and if so what are the requirements for joining, I have a 14 year old, 8th grader that would like to do something like this


    • Kyle
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 23:28:12

      Definitely! We have already started our season, but participants are welcome to join still! I’ll contact you with more information!


  2. Dan R.
    May 05, 2012 @ 01:25:11

    Hi Kyle, thanks for the use of the robot for National Astronomy day, it went very well. Several people who came through hadn’t considered that real people can actually design and build extraterrestrial exploration vehicles. It seems that sort of thing doesn’t come up in everyday conversation, unless they are talking to me.
    P.S. I will try to fix the D-link, but it looks like I’ll have to find another one, the driver station can’t talk to the cRio.


  3. Dan R.
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 16:47:41

    FLL update: Big kudos to Kyle for mentoring, and thanks to you…
    WE WON!! It was amazing! Both teams pulled together and did very well in the judging rounds, with the Bluejacket Robotics scoring 6th in the performance rounds as of the last time I was able to check the standings, and the Anchorbots scoring 4th. The freezing rain forced us to abandon the head to head rounds and presentations, so we were notified later by phone that the Anchorbots are advancing to the State Championships! Our first regional win! Thanks again!


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