New this year: PEACH TALK! http://www.gafirst.org/peachpits/ Peach PITS has a new feature called Peach TALK that allows you to: 1. View pit announcements on your phone (no more “what did he say?”) 2. Make parts requests (no more going to pit admin, waiting in line) 3. Send private messages to other teams […]
Congratulations to all 42 teams advancing to the 2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Georgia State Championship on February 22-23, 2019! For all the info about the event, visit our Championship page at http://gafirst.org/ftc/ftc-gsc-main/.
Here are the steps to register your FIRST Tech Challenge team for Leagues in Georgia: Register with FIRST, Attend the Georgia FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff (optional), Complete the Team Survey and League Preferences, Pay the Georgia FIRST League Fee, and Wait for Final Confirmation. Click here for the detailed instructions and links!
This season, all GeorgiaFIRST FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) teams are being invited to join Recycle for Good, with the goal of collecting 3 million aluminum beverage cans for recycling, which will in turn completely fund a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Atlanta’s Westside community!
Don’t miss the FIRST Guest blog from SOLIDWORKS Director of Education & Early Engagement, Marie Blanchard and information for applying for SOLIDWORKS 2019. Original post: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2019-solidworks
Georgia FIRST was well represented at the FIRST Championship event in Houston in the Dean’s List category. In fact, of the 10 championship level awards given out at the event, 3 went to Georgia team members! Congratulations to: Natalie Luong – FRC team #1261 – Peachtree Ridge RoboLions Marcus Morris – FTC team #11857 […]
KELL ROBOTICS BRINGS HOME THE CHAIRMAN’S AWARD Kell Robotics is in the FIRST Hall of Fame, FIRST version of the team Heisman! The Kell Robotics Team of Kennesaw, GA earns the 2018 Chairman’s Award at the 2018 FIRST World Championship in Houston. This is the highest honor and most prestigious award at FIRST, honoring the team that best represents […]
This is the 4th year that the GTRI (Georgia Tech Research Institute) Robotics and Intelligent Systems Division is hosting a Robotics Summer Internship. This is a 5-week program (starting sometime in June with exact date TBD) that includes an $1100 stipend at the end of the program for your participation. This year’s project involves dexterous grasping […]
Resources A huge part of being successful in FRC is knowing what resources you have available to you and working within your limitations. For example, if you are a team that only has access to some hacksaws and power drills, you may want to utilize as many COTS (consumer off the shelf) products as possible […]
Larger Than Georgia Have you ever wanted to get involved in the FRC community outside of Georgia, but didn’t know how? Well today I am going to share some of my favorite ways to get involved in the larger FRC community! Chief Delphi Chief Delphi is the unofficial FRC forum where people are […]
Networking Networking tends to be a word that scares a lot of people, but it is really super simple, and can be as easy as making a friend on a new team. Whenever you are at an event, try to get in the habit of meeting new people. Go up to someone and try saying […]
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program June 4th – July 20th Turner’s Techwood Campus will be one of 7 Atlanta host sites for the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn computer science, gain exposure […]
The 2018 Summer Turner Voices Internship application is now open! About the Program Turner Voices, our signature philanthropic program, aims to build the pipeline for the next generation of voices in the media industry. The Turner Voices Summer Internship Program will run Mondays through Fridays from June 1 – July 27, 2017. Orientation is on Friday, June 1 in downtown Atlanta. Selected interns must commit to […]
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FIRST TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE NOVELIS RECYCLE FOR GOOD PROGRAM FOR 2018. Thanks to your efforts, we were able to recycle over 200,000 aluminum cans that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. The totals for 2018 are: 6705: 415.5 pounds 2415: 248 pounds 5900: 173 […]
All Georgia FRC teams are are part of the Peachtree District and District events are shorter than Regional events (because we have more of them) and don’t allow as much time for teams to work on robots during the competition as teams attending the Regional events do. In order to level the playing field for […]
Surviving the Robot Inspection Process Robert C. Tate, Ph.D. & Jeff Rees Relax. Inspections are only stressful if you let them be. The inspectors are here to help you enjoy your FIRST experience and are not out to pick on you. Many are team mentors and/or engineers as well as inspectors so they know what […]
The Georgia Tech RoboJackets have made available the Power Point for the recent Labview Workshop at the FRC Kick-Off Event. Please click here to download. For more information regarding the 2018 FRC kick-off, please go to: https://robojackets.org/first-kickoff/
The current rankings for the following FIRST Tech Challenge leagues have been posted. Red League – East Atlanta Area – Meet #1 Purple League – North Georgia Area – Meet #1 Etowah League (Orange) – Northeast Georgia Area – Meet #1 Yellow League – East Georgia Area – Meet #1 The Calvary League (Black) – […]