Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, announced that they are supporting the FIRST Robotics Competition with a donation of 26 individual products, totaling 434,000 pieces - including diodes, LEDs, resistors, capacitors, fuses, and more - that will be used by contestants as they strive to build a robot to perform prescribed tasks.
“Allied is committed to supporting FIRST’s efforts,” said Kenneth Bradley, Allied Vice President of Supply Chain, “and we’re happy to contribute to the program’s success. The contestants in this competition are the innovators and creators of tomorrow’s technology, and Allied is proud to play a small role in helping them move closer to making their dreams reality.”
The competition challenges students to not only build a working robot, but to develop a team “brand” and utilize teamwork skills. Winners of the competition will qualify for more than $20 million in college scholarships.
The contest will be held April 22-25, 2015 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
>> For more information, click here