As the FTC competition approaches, our middle school (and select high school) students met today to apply the finishing touches to the robot and get it in shape.
There are several important dates coming up which we want to make everybody aware of:
- January 9th: FRC (big robot) Kick Off. Mr. Bull and Mr. Shepherd will take a couple students to attend workshops, watch the game animation, and pick up the pieces provided for the new challenge. This year’s challenge is called “Stronghold” and seems to have a medieval theme, which made the team very excited! You can check out the teaser in this post.
- January 16th: FTC Scrimmage at the Governor School for Science and Math (Hartsville). This would be a great event for the FTC students to practice driving the robot and trouble shooting any problems that we may need to solve before the actual competition.
- January 30th: SC FTC Competition in Gaffney High School. This is IT!!! Here, the FTC students will compete against teams all over the state. It is quite far and the competition starts pretty early, so please consider whether we should make this an overnight trip or not.
During the month of January, the FRC students will be working on the big robot to get it ready for the competition taking place the last week of February. In order to get the robot ready, the FRC students will have meetings scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for the next 6 weeks. It is not mandatory for all students to attend all meetings, but students should make an effort to be present as much as possible. More details to come next week!