Every year we design and create a robot, which we then take to competitions to compete with teams from all over the United States. Since we are the oldest FIRST Robotics Competition team in Bend, other FIRST teams (FLL, FTC, and FRC) depend on our team members' involvement for their success.
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We meet every Monday at 6pm. Join us in the Physics classroom at Mountain View High School if you are interested in seeing what robotics team is all about.
Student Registration / Logistics
The team, school district, and national FIRST all require specific information for students to participate in our robotics team. While they may attend meetings, all of these registration steps must be completed before students may participate in tournaments, travel, and other team events.
Student Registration Packet - Team 753 forms
Youth Team Member Registration (STIMS) - FIRST forms
Junior Droid Science Camps
November 23 & 24 - December 21, 22, 28 & 29 - noon-4pm
Droids Camp is back! Come have fun and learn about science and engineering as we design and build bridges, launch water rockets, drive full size robots, build Lego robots, play games and much more! This camp is $25 per day and donations are much appreciated, all proceeds benefit High Desert Droids robotics teams and help pay for construction and competition expenses.
The Droids are offering six days of fun before the build and competition season get underway. Join camp for one or many days, and be sure to invite a friend. All camps are noon-4pm. Find dates, details, and registration options here:
Trash Trek FLL Camps
November 23 & 24, noon-5pm
Bring your registered FLL team to an afternoon of fun with robots! Members of FIRST Team 753 will be on hand to help with questions about building and programming techniques for LEGO RCX and NXT robots. Students will have an opportunity to practice their presentations. Veteran FLL coaches will be on hand to share their experiences and advice. The goal is help your team get prepared for the Central Oregon FLL Tournament coming up on December 13th.
This is a FREE event put on by FIRST Team 753 in support of Central Oregon FLL programs. Please plan to attend as a team. Coaches are required to attend along with their students, no "drop offs" will be permitted. Email to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor the High Desert Droids!
FIRST Robotics Team 753, known as the High Desert Droids, has been bringing engineering and science opportunities to our local youth since 2002. We are thrilled to have both home-schooled and traditional students from Mountain View, Bend High, Summit, Ridgeview, and Redmond Proficiency Academy as members of our team. The rival high schools collaborate to build one team robot that will compete with other groups from around the globe. We have about 30 team members who are excited to build amazing robots!