This Robot Open House was on Sunday Jan 29, and 6003 Techno Eagles took them up on their offer. 11128 Inspiration is still offering access to their full field before the San Diego Regional so contact them if you'd like to try it. Contact info is in the previous blog post on Feb 20.
Hi Championship Teams,
Team 11128 Inspiration also has generously offered to make their full field available this week to practice autonomous. The team is in the Scripps Ranch Area. The field is available most afternoons except Tuesday. To make arrangements for use contact team captain Steven, Steven.firstname.lastname@example.org and cc coach Alex email@example.com ( 858-243-4199)
Good luck this week.
As the SD championship is approaching, we received requests from several teams to try their autonomous mode on our full field. Some have already come; some are planning. We decide to open our full field to all teams on 2/23/17 Thursday 4-7 pm. Interested teams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the address.
Thank you very much,
Furious Falcons FTC 9920
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) has grants available for teaching robotics. The Robotics program provides $500-1000 to science and math teachers involved in teaching students from 5th through 12th grade. This is for the purchase of materials for the robotics program. The awards are competitive and require approval of the school principal. The deadline has been extended until March 1 per Pete Schmitz.
Account Manager, Navy/Marines
AFCEA San Diego Robotics Scholarship Chairman
For all San Diego FTC League teams: RoBowties 6137 will be holding a Robot Workshop next week on Monday Jan 16 (Martin Luther King Day) from 1-4pm so if you'd like some help troubleshooting a hardware or software problem, or want access to a full field to try your autonomous program or practice driving, come and bring your robot. We have limited tools here and no drill press or bandsaw so bring whatever you think you'll need. We are located in the University City neighborhood - if you're interested in participating, RSVP to RoBowties at email@example.com to get directions and details and so we can get a count.
If you, or someone you know, is a girl or woman that is interested in STEM fields for college, take a look at this contest in conjunction with the upcoming movie "Hidden Figures". The movie tells the true story of black women who were "computors" for the launch of John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.
This contest for $10,000 or $50,000 scholarships requires an essay submission by December 10:
Essay criteria and further details regarding semi-finalists for the next level of selection are here:
Entrants will be considered in two pools: (1) age 13 to under 20 years old, and (2) 20 years and older. Tell your sisters, mother, and friends!
Take a look at the new League assignments. Your location and/or date for Meet 1 and the League Championships may have changed. In addition, a small number of teams have had changes for their Meet 2 and/or Meet 3:
And if you haven't seen the new Velocity Vortex high score of 220 or the nationwide team rankings - go to the links on the Resources page!
Take a look at some high scoring Autonomous programs and Alliance play - http://www.sdftc.org/resources.html
Let us know if you see good videos to share with San Diego teams!