The annual FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) inspires young men and women to explore applications of motors to make good use of mechanical motion in imaginative ways, all in the name of a real-life game.Texas Instruments is one of the FRC suppliers, lending its motor control technology to the materials and tool kit from which each team of students builds its robot. The Stellaris microcontroller-based motor control system and software used by the students is from the same Jaguar developer’s kit used by professionals to build sophisticated motion-control systems used in industry day in and day out.