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Robotics Club - FRC Team 3206

Engineering Fun!

Robotics Club is always looking for:

  • students
  • mentors
  • sponsors

If the links below don't work, send email to

Raj Gandhi

Raj Gandhi


Ashley Kohls

Ashley Kohls

Assistant Coach

Steve Olson

Steve Olson

VP of Getting It Done

What is Robotics?

The varsity Sport for the Mind(TM), FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and 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. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

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 over $20 million in college scholarships 

Fall Season | Winter Season

We're trying something new!

Fall Robotics Season (formerly pre-season training) will be a stand-alone activity.  The intent will be similar, learn problem solving, tools and skills that could be used in robotics competition.  The Fall Season will have a separate competition similar to FTC (18" robots).  Fall Season details:

  • 9/24 Tuesday 7pm info meeting (students & parents) Lecture Hall
  • 9/28 Saturday 9am-noon kick-off, game reveal (students & mentors) Lecture Hall
  • Saturdays +1 weeknight about 5 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • 12/7 Saturday 9am Final competition day
  • $60 register on FeePay

Winter Season (more details later) FRC Competitive Season

  • 1/4 Saturday kick-off
  • $60 register on FeePay (not yet open)
  • >6 weeks of build
  • 2 competitions Friday-Saturday

Annual Schedule

Typical Robotics school year calendar:

  • August: Recruitment, Registration opens
  • September: Recruitment, Parent & student info meeting! Fall Season Kick-off
  • October - December: Fall Season build, competition
  • First Saturday in January: Kick-off, FIRST objective revealed.  
    • Heavy building
  • March & April: Competition 1 & Competition 2
  • May : Celebration, student lead interviews & appointments
  • Summer : Cleaning & small group activities Planning, community outreach, volunteering

Contact Info - Weekly Email News (Registration Step 1)

The best way to get more information about Robotics Club is to go the Contact Info page to submit your email address and receive weekly robotics email news.  Weekly news includes club schedule, latest registration information, projects and hugs.  (students, parents and mentors)

Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls

Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls

2019-20 Registration in Four Easy Steps!

  1. Contact Info (students, parents and mentors)
  2. FeePay, instructions below (students)  $60
  3. FIRST (students and mentors)
  4. Code of Conduct (students, parents and mentors)

Registration step 2

WHS registration via school Activities "FeePay".

  1. Sign-in to your FeePay account.
  2. Select the activity "Robotics Club" for the student.
  3. Enter student and parent contact info.

FeePay registration instructions link. (If you need an account.)

Registration Step 3 (not necessary for FALL robotics)

Parents will receive an invite to create a parent account at  (Skip this if you already have an account)

Log in to your account.

  • Click on "I Want To...+" below the words "Dashboard"
  • Select "Complete Youth Member Registration"
  • Enter Parent Profile (name, address, phone).
  • Select "Add Youth" on Youth Registration page.  Enter Child info (date of birth, etc.) Please enter good contact email and phone numbers; we'll use those for team communication.
  • Note on privacy, Lead and Alt Lead mentors will have access to email and phone info, not physical addresses.
  • Select FRC as competition.  Apply to team 3206. ***Important***

  • Raj or Ashley will review and accept.  Send email to Raj if you'd like confirmation or have issues.

  • Please send feedback on this process so we can update instructions here.

2020 Competitions

For the 2019-20 season,  the team is planning to attended two competitions: 

  • Great Northern Regional in Grand Forks SD - Feb 26-29
  • Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls IA - March 25-28

A Mentor/Coach:

Can be any adult, teaching others what they know 

Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team

Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences

Click here to learn more.

Website Disambiguation

The Robotics maintains two websites.  You are currently on the WHS Activities - Robotics Club page. 

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Thank you to Robotics Sponsors!

Callie Kiedrowski

Callie Kiedrowski

Team Co-Captain

Josh Shippee

Josh Shippee

Team Co-Captain

MIchael Duthie

Team Co-Captain