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TechBrick Program Information for FRC: Please Read and Review

Your and your child’s success will be greatly enhanced by your familiarity with your program. You and your student(s) should review the materials below.

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KEY SCHEDULE

  • July 24: No Meeting
  • July 31: No Meeting
  • Aug 7: No meeting
  • Aug 14: No Meeting
  • Aug 21: No meeting
  • Aug 28: No meeting
  • Sep 4: First day of school Harford County (No Meeting)
  • Sept 11: All Team Kickoff Meeting (Pi Building):
    * FLLJr will have a short meeting at the Pi Building after the kick off (< 15 minutes)
    * FRC Stays at Pi Building until 9p for kickoff meeting
    * FLL/FTC can return to our main building for season work
  • Tues Sept 18: Regular meeting to prep for BoB
  • Thurs Sept 20: Possible BoB prep meeting for key team members.
  • Sat Sept 22: Battle of Baltimore off season scrimmage at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland (All day) 
       http://www.battleobaltimore.com   Full team should attend.
  • Sep 25: Unpacking from BoB, lessons learned, robot repairs
    Summer Dew-well Demonstrations / TBD small topic (Sensors?) / Prep for BoB
  • Oct 2: TBD learning module (Intro to robot Coding - track 1 / intro to CAD - track 2? Give a robot lights w/ arduinos?)
  • Oct 9: TBD learning module (coding track 1 / CAD track2? Give a robot sight w/ cameras?)
  • Oct 16: Duel assignments, practice, packing
  • Sat Oct 20: Duel on the Delaware off season scrimmage at Salem Community College Carney's Point, NJ (All day)
       http://moe365.org/duel2018   Full team should attend.
  • Oct 23: Unpack, lessons learned, fall challenge reveal, brainstorming
  • Then Tuesdays 6-9 through the fall.

START OF FULL SEASON

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ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Please take some time to view all the key pages at FIRSTINSPIRES (you do not need to complete any noted registrations).

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/what-is-first-robotics-competition

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/impact

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/team-basics

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/start-a-team

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/event-experience

We will handle team registration.

Game and Season

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season

YouTube: Watch some of these videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/FRCTeamsGlobal

And the scholarship opportunities for FRC/FTC (and the future for FLL and FLLJr students!)

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships-overview

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REMINDER OF POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL FEES

Some events, particularly those including travel, may require additional fees beyond the dues. This is particularly true for the World Championships. Local events may incur food costs and minor travel expenses. These amount vary depending on the event and the level of fund raising.

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