FIRST isn’t something you do, it’s something you are

Posted in FIRST News | Leave a comment

Letting neural networks be weird — Robotics teams: why not name them with a bot?

Why not let your robot team be named by an AI? Thanks to Kendra from the Aluminum Narwhals, you can see the generated list and read about it HERE.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FRC Team Open House

FRC Team 4764 – The Memphis MechWarriors is having a recruitment day Sat Sep 8 from 1pm – 3pm at the Cloud901 Teen Learning Lab in the Benjamin Hooks Library.

This team is the ONLY OPEN TEAM in Memphis (the other teams are associated with schools and members must attend the school to join the team).

See below for details:

For more info on joining the team see THIS POST on how to apply!

Posted in FIRST in Memphis | Leave a comment

MLGW/TVA robotics showcase

The MLGW/TVA robotics showcase will be on Monday October 1 with opening remarks at 9 am CDT.

Schools should arrive no later than 8 am.

Sets ups prior to Monday can be either on the previous Friday afternoon or Sunday.

We would like to have examples of as many different robotics activities that are going on in the greater Memphis area. This would include FLL, FTC, FRC, VEX IQ, VEX EDR, BEST, Medtronic, and Stephanie’s summer group.

We will need to limit teams to no more than two per type of robotics and 3 or 4 students to keep the total number manageable.

Arrangements can be made for transportation and or substitute teacher costs that might be incurred.

Please let us (memphisfirstteams@gmail.com) know if you will be able to have your team(s) attend.

This is a significant event for Memphis as it raises awareness of robotics activities and increases the likelihood of encouraging volunteers for your program.

Posted in FIRST in Memphis | Leave a comment

2nd Annual Robo-Rodeo

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the

2nd Annual Robo-Rodeo

Sep 14-16, 2018

The 2nd Annual Robo-Rodeo at the Tennessee Valley Fair, will again include a FIRST Robotics off-season event organized by FRC Team 4265, the Secret City Wildbots and will take place in the Jacob Building. Huge thanks to the Tennessee Valley Fair for having us back. We hope your team will join us in the off-season to compete once again in the 2018 Power Up game.Huge thanks to the Tennessee Valley Fair for having us back. We hope your team will join us in the off-season to compete once again in the 2018 Power Up game.

Friday, Sept. 14th – Load in & some fun fair theme activities

Saturday, Sept. 15th – Practice and qualification matches

Sunday, Sept. 16th – Finals and Awards

Cost: $350 for 1 robot, $500 for 2 robots

Your registration will include fair admission passes for students and coaches.

(RoboRodeoFlyer)

Posted in FIRST in Memphis, Uncategorized | Leave a comment