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FIRST Robotics Trio

28 Mar: Best Buy and Geek Squad Join 2,400 Tech-Savvy Students in ‘Best Bot Battle’

Brian Silewski is at home with hands-on work, and when he’s creating something from nothing with computers.

“I like building something new that you could be proud of … so when I saw robotics at school, I thought, ‘That looks perfect,’” said the 18-year-old Talon Robotics team member from Eden Prairie High School.

The team captain is one of more than 2,400 students descending on the University of Minnesota this weekend for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), a tech-based sport where teams of about 20 high school students battle to create the best bot in just six weeks.