It sounds like a cross between a NASCAR race, Mardi Gras, and a Star Trek convention.
The Boston FIRST robotics competition, which attracted entries from high schools around the area, concluded yesterday after three days.
Joshua Freier of Shrewsbury High School, was a contestant in the event, which inspired many students to dress in odd, colorful clothing. Globe staff photographer Wendy Maeda caught him in all his finery.
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