(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and based in Manchester, New Hampshire that fosters the appreciation of science, engineering, technology, and innovation in youth all over the world.
The Carmel High School TechHOUNDS embodies the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We strive to do our best in the promotion of STEM.
The 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Game, FIRST Stronghold, invites the creativity of Disney Pixar incorporated with the influence of FIRST in order to create an immersive experience in a medieval land. Whether it be launching boulders into castles, or demolishing defenses, the game allows a wide range of team and robot ability to be competitive. Predictability has been removed with the addition of enemy and audience selected defenses, leaving teams with more challenges than ever faced before.
Robot Ops is responsible for brainstorming, prototyping, CADing, and developing the final robots used during each competition season.
Programming is responsible for coding the robot and all associated components, bringing our mechanical creations to life. They also partner with local organizations to digitize community resources.
Construction is responsible for building a complete game field each year and the "pit" for robot storage and repair during competition, in addition to supporting mechanical outreach building programs.
Electrical is responsible for all the sensors, control panels, and additional electrical components that power all TechHOUNDS robots and prototypes.
IT is responsible for designing and creating the TechHOUNDS website every year, in addition to developing novel scouting and strategy software available to all FIRST teams.