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The Kinetic Knights, Team 781, is a robotics team based in Kincardine, Ontario and was created in 2002. We have participated in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition for the past seven years. There are approximately 20 students from Kincardine District Secondary School participating in the program, with about 10 mentors helping out the team. With our robot, we attend the Waterloo and Greater Toronto Regional competitions annually.
FIRST was created 17 years ago by U.S. inventor, Dean Kamen.
The purpose of FIRST is to give students of all ages the opportunity to learn more about science and technology and obtain skills and values they will use throughout their lives.
Over 100 KDSS students have participated in the program. The most essential value every student takes from this program is the concept of gracious professionalism, acting like your grandmother is watching you. This means helping your competition, because you never know when your competition may become your ally. Team 781 has always strived to achieve this standard.
Lunacy, this year's competition is aptly named. To learn more about the current season, check out our Lunacy 2009 page, under the Current Season menu.