Months of preparation, endless building, testing and rebuilding… and here we are: The Alberta FTC Championship!
Join us at the Telus World of Science for what is promising to be one of the biggest and most exciting competitions we’ve ever had!
Get involved in student robotics today! Students from kindergarten to grade 12 are gearing up for this year’s competitions at all levels! Watch this video to see a little about our top competitive level FRC, then contact us if your school would like to get involved in Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC or FRC!
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.
The second annual FIRST Robotics Society Symposium Mechfest is coming to SAIT on August 27th 2016. Whether you’re a student, parent or someone interested in starting a FIRST team at any level, come out and attend these informative workshops.
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.
Other upcoming PR/Promo events
June 9 – Renart School – Celebration of Science
June 18 – North Hill Centre (FRC and FLL Demos)
The DOW Chemical Company and FIRST Robotics have teamed up and are holding a Video Contest for FIRST Robotics teams. There are grants available to be won from this contest for your team so I would recommend checking it out.
You can see the full rules and enter on their Contest Page:
DOW Shaping The Future Video Contest
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. 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. Looks like their team is really in the spirit of FIRST competition already!