The Nerds of the North

The Nerds of the North

FRC Team 568
2019 Deep Space
2019 Team
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Robot Shipped
Robot Shipped
Tonight, we finished up our out-of-bag time and crated the robot up to be flown off to Seattle. It was a frenzy of logistics, but...
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Kincaid STEM Night
Kincaid STEM Night
Kincaid Elementary recently hosted their annual STEM night, where kids get the opportunity to explore science new ways. Different groups host booths ranging from making...
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Stop Build Day has Arrived
Stop Build Day has Arrived
Today is the final day of the build season, with stop build time at 8:00, Alaska Time. Tonight is a frenzy of activity has we...
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T-MINUS 6 DAYS!
T-MINUS 6 DAYS!
The lab is alive with the whirring of drills, the scraping of files against aluminum, the hum of 3D printers, the zing of Dremels, and...
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T-MINUS 7 DAYS!
T-MINUS 7 DAYS!
SEVEN days till stop-build! It's going to be a busy week!Working with a Machinist: Today, Lawton (lead builder) met with the UAA College of Engineering...
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T-MINUS 8 DAYS
T-MINUS 8 DAYS
8 days till our bag and tag day! Electronics: Alex, our electrical lead, continuing working on the electronics board. He's happy to be working with...
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Science Pub
Science Pub
In Anchorage, there is an event among the scientific community called the 'Science Pubs' where schedules are made for different researchers and developers present their...
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T-MINUS 10 DAYS!
T-MINUS 10 DAYS!
With only 10 days left, chaos begins to envelop the minds of the team as we race faster and faster to get the robot finished....
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The Nerds of the North

We are the Nerds of the North, the only Alaskan FRC team! Though our team is based in Anchorage, Alaska, we accept members grades 9-12 from across the entire state. All of our members have interest in some aspect of robotics, whether it be engineering, programming, small business operations, or marketing and communications.

The Nerds of the North have participated in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) every year since our team was formed in 2001. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program that allows students to explore their interest in engineering, programming, science, and technology through various robotics competitions and events. Members of our team work to design, build, and program a robot that we bring to competitions all around the country (and sometimes the world!) each year.

As the only Alaskan FRC Team, we focus on inclusion of people from all around the state. We have members living anywhere between Anchorage and North Pole, and our goal is to continue to extend that range. Despite being spread across the state, FIRST Robotics provides our members with the opportunity to complete a common set of goals: learn, grow, lead, and find success.