Due to an ever increasing fan base, Brian Smith's FTC Coach's Corner blog is accessible here. It includes build tips, lessons learned from scrimmages, field comm info, etc. Have a topic your team would like addressed? Email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frog Force, FRC Team 503 in Novi, has created a FTC practice room at their FrogEx site. FTC teams are welcome to play on the full size FTC field complete with this year's game elements. Email email@example.com RSVP for a time slot. A waiver will be required for every person entering the site and will be emailed when a visit is confirmed.
Yes! Expo is next Thursday, November 1st, at Ford Field. FIRST in MI is an invited exhibitor at this amazing event. FTC teams are needed to showcase our program! A full sized FTC field will be set up complete with
this year's game elements. Any FTC teams that would like to be a
part of this outreach
opportunity, which runs from 8am-2pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Event registration forms have been sent. If your team has NOT received a form via email, sent to your team's main contact, please send a note to email@example.com.
Michigan Middle School FTC 2012 season events have been posted on the FIRST in Michigan site! Hover over FTC Events in the top menu bar and click on 2012 Events.
Event registration will open on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:00am via a google doc form that will be sent to the Main Contact for each team as set up on your Team Profile accessible through TIMS. Registrations will be timestamped and events will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, MI FTC Event Process link.
Holland FIRST Robotics Team CHAOS (FRC Team 74) and Code Red Robotics (FRC Team 2771) are co-hosting with PTC a free hands-on workshop to show how you can build a better robot in less time using PTC software products Creo/Elements, MathCad and Windchill. Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Location: Haworth Inc; One Haworth Center, Holland, MI 49423
The Bionic Barons (FRC team 2834) is co-hosting with PTC a free hands-on workshop to show how you can build a better robot in less time using PTC software products Creo/Elements, MathCAD and Windchill. All Michigan FRC and FTC teams are welcome to attend. Here is the flyer.
Date: Saturday, 10/6/12 Time: 9am - 4pm Location: Andover High School, 4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
General Motors Grants:Thanks to General Motors, a long time and very generous sponsor to our FIRST family of programs in MI, grants have been made available to newly formed MI FLL and MI Middle School FTC teams.
New MI FLL teams can apply for a $300 GM grant
New MI Middle School FTC teams can apply for a $600 GM Grant
Graduation Grants:Teams graduating from FLL to FTC are eligible for two grants from FIRST and the LEGO Foundation. These grants are available on a first come-first served basis. Details are available by visiting this link: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/grow.
On August 22, 2012, join us at a Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays game for FIRST Robotics Night at Comerica Park. A robot will throw out the "FIRST pitch" and our family of programs will be on exhibition to showcaseFIRST to the 30,000+ fans in attendance. Radio and TV coverage too! We need our whole robotics community to be part of the event. Tickets are on sale now: TICKET ORDER FORM. Teams and robots are needed for the demonstrations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Registration for the 2012-2013 season is open. Remember - returning FTC teams keep their team number. Registration is done through FIRST's TIMS system. For more information about how to register and season costs: FTC Registration and Cost.