Blue Crew Robotics

Spreading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics throughout Western Maine

Mission Statement

Blue Crew's mission is to spread STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and FIRSTⓒ values in Western Maine to create the next generation of problem solvers and thinkers.

About Our Team

We are Blue Crew Robotics FRC team 6153. Our team is a non-profit based in Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, Maine. Our team was established in 2015, and we’ve been participating every year since. We mainly operate out of the Mt. Blue Campus and are headed by our coach Mr. Richard Wilde and many other devoted mentors. Our team is comprised of students from Mt. Blue High School, Spruce Mountain High School, and Foster CTE (this includes any homeschool kids from around the area that participate in the Foster CTE programs) .

Our Story

In the summer of 2015, a Mt. Blue High School senior met with students in a neighboring school district who were part of a FIRST robotics team. Inspired, he gathered a group of friends together and went to Mainely Spirit, an off-season event hosted by team 2648. After seeing FIRST Robotics in action, the five of them were driven to establish their own team. Over the following few weeks, they put together a budget and pitched it to the school’s computer technology teacher, who was thrilled to see students so dedicated to learning engineering and agreed to be the team’s coach. Word spread throughout the school and more rushed to join the newly established Blue Crew. Our team has been growing ever since. Blue Crew Robotics is based at the Mt. Blue Campus and has access to Foster Career and Technical Education Center’s vocational education facilities. This gives our team a distinct advantage: At our school, we have access to a state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facility, various welding and machine shop tools, multiple 3D printers, and a CNC machine, as well as complete access to the Robotics classroom. What makes Blue Crew different from other teams is how it was founded. While many teams are created by their schools in an effort to increase STEM, Blue Crew is completely student-run and has been since it was established. Students organize trips to off-season events, create budgets, seek out sponsors, build and program, and vote on decisions. Our mentors are important to guide and teach us, but it’s the students who allow our team to succeed. Blue Crew takes FIRST’s mission to create leaders above and beyond.