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posted: 7/11/2014 1:41 PM

Learn more about FIRST robotics program in Cary

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The Octopi robotics team will talk about the FIRST robotics program and demonstrate robot matches from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road.

Come see robots perform from three different levels of FIRST competition. Drop in to see the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, as well as a First Lego League team. This event is for all ages and demonstrations will run every half-hour.

Octopi, FTC team 6007, had a successful second season of FIRST and advanced to two different state tournaments. They were on a finalist alliance at Indiana State and a semifinalist alliance at Illinois State, as well as winning the Inspire Award at one of their qualifiers.

Their first season included many triumphs as well, such as being on a finalist alliance at Indiana State and the winning alliance at Illinois State.

Octopi is working to set up another FTC team at their high school, as well as inspire other local students to form their own teams.

For more on the team, visit