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The Intimitrons from AREA 51

Western Canada's First All-Girls FRC Robotics Team

5 Years of STEM

The Intimitrons From Area 51 is one of the few all girls FIRST Robotics teams in Canada. We are the first all-female team in Western Canada! Our objective is to encourage female participation in technical vocations- fields that are currently male dominated. By creating robots to compete in FIRST competitions, we are able to accomplish this. The Intimitrons team was established in 2012, and this 2017 season was our fifth!

Intimitrons learn fabrication skills such as welding, soldering and machining. We also learn how to program our robot and our website in a variety of coding languages. To bring our robot to life, we wire electronics such as motor controllers, power distribution board sand microcontrollers. In the off-season we practice our electronics skills with Aurduino and Raspberry Pi prototyping. Our robot designs are created in Fusion 360, an 3-D Autodesk CAD tool.
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The Intimitrons from Area 51

The team Intimitrons from Area 51, was founded in hopes to inspire and encourage the participation of young women in engineering, science, and technical vocations. In a male dominated field, we see this as an important endeavor. Our team sees it important to uphold the values of FIRST and to continue to help others along our path as competitors. We would also like to reach out to the community and encourage participation in the fascinating and rewarding experience of robotics and these professions.