Beakerhead Sep 14-18, 2016

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Come out and see us at Beakerhead in Calgary!

Beakerhead is a mash-up of events all promoting science, technology, math and engineering, with exciting demos from Sep 14-18 2016. Take a look at the official event page, and make sure to visit our own robot demos…

Drag Racing Robots Stephen’s Ave (Sept 14-16, 4-6pm)
See competition robots speed down the avenue in this furious one-on-one race to win the coveted mini-cup!

Robot Competition by Night Bridgeland (Sept 17, 7pm-11pm)
See a full FRC level robot competition played in the dark, with robots all aglow!

Mars Replica Rover Birthday Party Fort Calgary (Sept 18, 12pm-1pm)
See a replica of the Mars lander navigate the sandbox, while other robots try their best at a game of soccer.

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour

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We’re so excited to be partnering with the LEGO Imagine Nation Tour!  LEGO fans of all ages can discover life-size LEGO models, dive into a huge Brick Pit, learn from a Master Model Builder, walk away with giveaways, and more! 

To celebrate its stop at Calgary’s BMO Centre from September 9-11, we have 5 sets of 4 tickets up for grabs for you and your family to enjoy! To enter to win simply fill out the form below.  (Contest is closed)

We’re also pleased to offer you 25% off tickets to the event! Visit www.LEGOImagineNationTour.com and use the promo code: LEGOFIRST at checkout! Promo code is valid until Monday September 5 at 11:55pm. 

Who’s joining the fun?

Brought to you by the FIRST Robotics Society.

Local Team wins big at China Robotics Challenge Tournament!

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From August 11 – 14, the China Urban Youth Robotics Alliance (CUYRA) hosted several FRC teams from around the world at the China Robotics Challenge in Shanghai, a tournament designed to mimic the 2016 FRC Stronghold competition.

Representing Western Canada was Team 4334 Alberta Tech Alliance, who completed the competition as OVERALL WINNERS!!!

Big congratulations to Team 4334, and a big thank you to their sponsors as well as the host, CUYRA, for inviting one of our Western Canadian teams!

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FIRST PR Event at North Hill Centre

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Hey Robotics Enthusiasts,

This Saturday June 18th from 11AM-4PM we’re going to be running FRC and FLL robotics demonstrations at North Hill Centre. Be sure to swing by and say hi, and invite your friends and family to come and learn about robots. We’ll even have a few robots that you can try driving around!

Click the link below for the official event poster:

FIRST North Hill Centre Event

See you on Saturday!

Off Season PR and Educational Events

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Lilac Festival Parade
We are in the Lilac Festival Parade event this Sunday June 5. Be sure to look out for our Robots!

CTS Credit Courses
Earn up to 5 credits, if you are a member of a FIRST team.

ELT 1010: Electro-Assembly I
ELT 1080: Control Systems I
ELT 1130: Robotics I
ELT 1140: Robotics Applications
ELT 1910: ELT Project A

The following are planned in-person synchronous project activity sessions. You are required to complete the rest of the activities on your own to earn the full 1 credit module. You will have access to the online courses for the ELT courses.

Please register to attend: Day session June 25th for ELT 1130 and 1140 credits

Please register to attend: Evening Session June 29th for ELT 1010, ELT 1080, ELT 1910 credits.

Each Session has different activities planned. You must attend both sessions to earn the potential credits.

Please bring picture ID and your Alberta Student Number (ASN) to the in-person synchronous sessions for full registration.

Registration Link

Other upcoming PR/Promo events

June 9 – Renart School – Celebration of Science
June 18 – North Hill Centre (FRC and FLL Demos)

2016 FIRST Robotics Season Thank You

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A big Thank You to all of our Sponsors, Organizers, Volunteers, and of course all the Teams who came together to make the 2016 FRC Western Canada Regional such a great event. We hope you had a great time in Calgary, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Also a huge thanks to Craig and everyone who helped with the Calgary FLL Championship in January, and to Philippe and his crew who put on a great FTC Championship in February. 2016 has been a great FIRST Robotics Season and we couldn’t have done it without all your hard work!

To all the teams who competed at Championships in St. Louis, congratulations on your successes, and all the best for future seasons!

Now that the 2016 FIRST Robotics Season is at an end, we wanted to give you a quick update on what we at FIRST Robotics Western Canada are up to. We’ve got a series of off-season events lined up including some fun PR events, as well as Learning/Training sessions for individuals wanting to get a leg up on the competition. Stay tuned for info on our events, and sessions and be sure to Like/Follow/Subscribe on social media to keep up to date.

If you haven’t already, definitely check out our Facebook page for galleries of our FRC Regional event. Our photographers did a fantastic job.

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Lastly, we are always striving to improve our event, and ensure our attendees have the best experience possible. We have a short survey asking for some of your feedback, so if you could do us a favour and fill that out, we’d appreciate it.

Feedback Survey

See you in the off-season!