FIRST Robotics Competition


FIRST® Robotics Competition

The Automotive Recyclers Association Educational Foundation (ARAEF) needs your help! On the behalf of ARA Members, we have partnered with the FIRST® Robotics Competition to provide small motor parts to their competition teams.

As a part of this partnership, ARAEF is asking that ARA members who are contacted by FIRST® teams in their area to donate four to six small motors to the team build their project.

This opportunity provides the Automotive Recycling community a chance to promote the industry to the next generation on engineers, and gain national attention in the process for the industry. This effort goes in hand with ARA’s increased efforts to educate the public about automotive recycling and green recycled parts.

This is a win-win for ARA and FIRST® in that ARA Members can directly impact the teams to enlighten them about automotive recycling, and the FIRST® has a reliable donation source for their program.

How it Works

Each FIRST® Robotics Competition team will receive a voucher in their competition kit that explains they are to contact a local ARA Member to set a time to pick up the motors at the automotive recycling facility.

1. FIRST® Teams will search the online ARA Membership Directory at for ARA Member Automotive Recyclers in their area.

2. Teams will contact Auto Recyclers directly to introduce themselves and arrange a time to pick up the four to six motors.* If you receive a call, please remember time is of the essence for the team, and these parts are critical to their success. Your help creates goodwill from our industry.

(* Wiper motors, window motors and seat motors could all serve as practical components of a team's required motors.)

FIRST® Robotics Competition

"The varsity Sport for the Mind," FRC combines the excitement
of sport with the rigors of science and technology.  Teams are
challenged to build and program robots to perform prescribed
tasks against a field of competitors.  It's as close to "real-world
engineering" as a student can get.

Students get to:
♦ Learn from professional engineers 
♦ Build and compete with a robot of their own design 
♦ Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware 
♦ Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments 
♦ Earn a place in the World Championship 
♦ Qualify for more than $14.8 million in college scholarships 




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