Team Jasmine on Breakfast Television Calgary

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FTC Team Jasmine

Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning to Breakfast Television Calgary to see one of Alberta’s most admirable robotics teams!  Seven team members from FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Jasmine all of whom were refugees from Syria and Lebanon will be LIVE at 8:30AM EST.

The Judges Award was given to this group of ambitious Calgary teens at the most recent FTC Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, and the team placed 12th out of 33 overall!

Congratulations to Team Jasmine! 

Also check out the Calgary Herald’s coverage and CBC Radio’s interview of these inspiring students!

Update: If you missed this mornings show, you can still catch it by clicking here!

FIRST LEGO League – Saskatchewan Championship Tournament

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The FIRST® LEGO® League Saskatchewan Provincial Championship Tournament will be held at the University of Regina on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Judging will happen in the morning and the public is invited to the robot game competition that will take place in the afternoon, in the Education Auditorium.

Everyone is invited to attend in the afternoon, and to share this event with others.  It is FREE and open to the public.

A detailed schedule will be posted here on the Facebook event listing closer to the event.

Volunteers to help the event run smoothly are also appreciated.

For those travelling out of town, rooms are available on campus for $59/night

Parking is free in lots 4 & 6, you can download a map for this event here.

If you have any questions or if you can volunteer for this event, please contact Daryl at daryl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com

 

2018 FIRST® ​​Tech Challenge Championship in Edmonton, Alberta

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This weekend more than 250 grade 7 to 12 students on 33 different teams will be going head to head, putting more than four months’ worth of research, design, and programming to the test in our Alberta Championship.  

The adventure-themed challenge of this year, Relic Recovery, has students using their robots to decipher glyphs, take jewels, and yes, you guessed it, recover relics.  Join us at the Telus World of Science for this action-packed competition, pick your favourite robots to cheer for, and see who will be crowned as champion!

Here’s a sneak peek of one of this year’s competitors…!

This picture was shot at the BetaBots competition at SAIT on Dec. 2, 2017. (Photo by Lydia Sobschak/SAIT)

Schedule:

January 27

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.             Practice Matches

January 28

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.            Opening Ceremony

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.            Qualification Matches

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.            Semi-finals

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.            Finals

4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.            Awards and Closing Ceremonies

A program with more details on the game and the schedule can be found here.

Telus of World of Science is also providing special pricing in honour of the battling bots.  Click here for more details!

 

EDMONTON EXPO at NAIT

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FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. brought their A-game to NAIT, Edmonton, Alberta this past Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Image credit to Fred Rushworth at skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca
2018 FIRST LEGO League Champions –  JunioTech Nanosharks

Junior teams had a blast in this non-competitive learning based  AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge.  They showed off a variety of water journey’s to their chosen water use such as skating rinks, swimming pools and  plumbing. Team Models were built, programmed and ready to be presented to a Reviewer with their Show-me Board!

Image credit to Fred Rushworth at skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca

FIRST® LEGO® League teams were heard chanting through the halls of NAIT on route to their scheduled HYDRODYNAMICSSM themed competition.  Their robots needed to complete a series of water related missions to score points. First Place was awarded to JunioTech Nanosharks from Calgary, Alberta and Second Place was awarded to Panthéres from École  Joseph-Moreau of Edmonton, Alberta.

Global News and CBC Radio-Canada were on location to catch the action. Check out their links below:

Alberta students display their engineering ability with Lego

Robots Concus Par Jeunes

Congratulations to all teams who participated and special thanks to our sponsors NAIT, DOW and the Government of Alberta for their contributions in making this event a success!

FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. EXPO in Edmonton, Alberta

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Have you ever wondered how you get the water you use in your daily life? Whether it’s to brush your teeth, quench your thirst, cook your food, or even take a swim – all of us need water! Does it come from the ground, a river or a lake? How do you make sure it’s safe to drink, and what happens when it goes down a drain? In this season’s AQUA ADVENTURE and HYDRO DYNAMICS Robot Game, we’ll explore these questions and many more, and we’ll get to learn about the amazing engineering used to protect our most precious liquid asset – water!!

Location:  NAIT, Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta

Date:  Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Time: Opening ceremonies at 8:30am

A quick note about parking. This year the areas at NAIT where you can park for free during the Tournament have been changed.  Unlike last year, you can no longer park anywhere.  Parking is limited to lots A/B and D ONLY.  If you park in another lot you must pay or you will be ticketed.

Click here for Campus Parking Map

FIRST® Robotics Competition Game Release and Kick Off

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On Saturday, January 6th, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams from all over Alberta met at SAIT to view the live broadcast of the 2018 Game Reveal and Kick Off!

2018 Game Release and Kick off, hosted at SAIT Calgary, AB

FIRST POWER UPSM finds FIRST® Robotics Competition teams trapped in an 8-bit video game. Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss: Tipping the scale or the alliance’s switch in their favor to earn points, exchanging power cubes for power ups (force, boost, and levitate) to gain a temporary advantage during the match, and climbing the scale tower to face the boss. The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match, which includes autonomous and teleoperated periods, defeats the boss and wins the game.

Over the next six weeks, teams will design, build, program, and test their robots to meet this season’s engineering challenge. Once their robot is built, teams will participate in the Canadian Rockies Regional at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, to compete against teams from USA, Mexico, Turkey and Germany.

If you missed the live broadcast you can still watch the full details  below or check out FIRST® Robotics Competition YouTube Channel for the video playlist of the FIRST POWER UPSM  Challenge.

Good luck to all teams and POWER UP!