FIRST Team 172, affiliated with Falmouth High School and Gorham High School in southern Maine works each year to design and build a 125 lb. game-playing robot. Our team is one of thousands of teams throughout the world that take part each year in regional, national and international competitions where robots go head to head trying to complete specific tasks designed for an annual challenge.
The team – also known as Northern Force – was founded in 1996, just five years after the creation of FIRST itself. As one of the earliest teams in the FIRST robotics program, Northern Force has been giving students hands-on opportunities to learn about engineering and the sciences for over twenty years. Students design and build robots that they create with the help of adult coaches and mentors from the community.