FIRST Robotics is way to get students of all ages into robotics. Former participant and dedicated mentor, Michael Hill (@Michael_A_Hill) tells us about FIRST and how we can get involved.
Official site: FIRSTInspires.org which also has a list of volunteer roles and qualifications
Forums are at ChiefDelphi.com
This year's theme is FIRST STRONGHOLD and was designed in collaboration with Disney. There is a trailer on YouTube (expect castles!).
One of the NI control units is the RoboRIO (not the nearly-already-a-robot RIO Robot we linked to initially, thank you Alan Anderson!)
Micheal's team is Innovators Robotics.
Chris and Elecia will be helping out on The Amp Hour call in show, recording January 6,2015. If you'd like to chat, hit our contact link or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, location, Skype name and what you hope to discuss on air.