Mouser Electronics supports FIRST ® Robotics Competition

Mouser Electronics is proud to be a major sponsor of FIRST® Robotics Competition as nearly 3,400 high school teams from 100+ countries participate to learn, discover, and solve engineering challenges through virtual and live competitions at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Our support for FIRST® helps inspire tomorrow's engineers.

Teams of 10 or more high school students (ages 14-18/grades 9-12) are challenged to build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills. It’s as close to real-world business and engineering as a student can get.

Since 2014, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs. Mouser sponsors FIRST® virtual and live competitions at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Joining Mouser in the sponsorship is valued manufacturer partner Analog Devices, Inc.

Get ready to play and may the best robot win!

Dean Kamen posing for a picture with the Mouser robot

Dean Kamen with Mouser Robot at 2023 Championships.

FIRST by the Numbers


FIRST® Robotics Competition, 2023-2024

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FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured after-school programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges. An international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. Participants and alumni of FIRST programs gain access to education and career discovery opportunities, connections to exclusive scholarships and employers, and a place in the FIRST community for life. Learn more at

  • FIRST LEGO® League: Grades PreK-8 (ages 4-16; age varies by country)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • FIRST Robotics Competition: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
FIRST Robotics Hall of Fame

"Ten years from today, one of these students is going to be out in the world having done something extraordinary for a major, global problem."

Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder

2023 Gallery

Students working on their robot
Students posing with the Mouser bot for a picture
Scoreboard during competition
Students posing for a picture at the competition
Students taking a selfie at the competition
Crowd watching the competition from the stands
Mouser Electronics booth set up at the competition
Team working on their robot
Team workingg on their robot
Students controlling their robot during the competition
Robots moving around the floor
Robots moving around the floor
Students cheering for robots at the competition
Students moving their robot
People talking at the Mouser Electronics booth at the competition
Three Mouser Electronics employees at their booth, smiling for the camera
Dean Kamen posing for a picture with the Mouser robot
Three people posing for a picture with the Mouser robot
Student posing for a picture next to her robot
Team working on their robot
Team pushing their robot on a cart
Mouser robot waving at the camera
Team working on their robot
Group of students cheering from the stands