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Ottawa Valley Power Play Robotics  Club

Competitive FIRST Robotics Team

Launching September 2022, the Ottawa Valley Power Play Robotics Club as part of the FIRST Robotics Canada league to eventually compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition!

Each team consists of 2-15 members, aged 12-18 years who are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships.


Each season concludes with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards.

The robotics club shopping list includes:

– Robotic build kits

– Laptop computers

– Test course kits

– Tools for assembly, and more

The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages, including Java.

Join Our Club

The Robotics Club is open Wednesdays 4pm to 8pm on location at Ottawa Valley Power Play and, when additional space is required for testing, at a remote site.  For competition, more time per week may be needed.

Registration includes a t-shirt, fleece and gym bag.

Membership is annual and charged $50 per month or $500 per year with a registration fee of $125.


Volunteer as a Coach or Mentor

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