Astronaut David Saint Jacques Impressed by FIRST Robotics

IMG_0963Canadian astronaut David Saint Jacques dropped by Beakerhead and was really impressed by the FIRST Robotics FRC demonstration put on by teams from FRCWest. So much so, in fact, that he has let us say that he really endorses FRC and FIRST programs as valuable programs for students.

FIRST programs really do inspire students, and thanks to you David for being an inspiration to them, and all Canadians alike.

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David Saint Jacques with FRC Team 4627

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And take a look at the posts on Manning Robotics (4627) facebook page below:

 

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques explains how the challenges faced by astronauts on the International Space…

Posted by Manning Robotics- FRC 4627 on Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015-16 FTC Challenge Released

This year’s FTC challenge was announced this past Saturday. It sure looks challenging! Good luck to all the FTC students this year, we will see you at the competition and we’re sure looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Edmonton FTC Team 5009, FIRST Inspire Award winners for three of the past four years, were already hard at work on solving this one.20150919_142754 We visited their meeting on Saturday to see where they’d gotten too, and seems they already had their field setup, parts being manufactured, software being written, and a whole board of ideas and brainstorming.20150919_143639 Looks like their team is really in the spirit of FIRST competition already!