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Online Video Workshop Library

FIRST Washington and ORTOP have partnered together to bring some online training videos to FRC & FTC teams in the community. For a library of those videos click here. If you have an idea for a video you do not see here, email Adrienne Rime at arime@firstwa.org

Shared Team Document Library

A library of shared team documents. If you have documents to share, contact arime@firstwa.org  Link

 

 

Tuesdays with Kevin– 5-6:30 pm

Infohttps://firstwa.org/first-tech-challenge/current-season/tuesdays-with-kevin/

Here is the link to join the meetings. The link will stay the same from week to week. Feel free to forward this info to the students & mentors on your team!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82913817510pwd=SEZPeC9UQmk2dkpWRFFsaXdkaWxvdz09

Onshape Resources

Onshape is pleased to provide resources especially for FIRST robotics teams getting ready for this 2022 FRC and FTC season! As you’re beginning to prepare, take a look at our series of recorded webinars, blog posts, and curriculum to use with your team. Create your free account and get up and running in minutes with these resources from Onshape.

Webinars

Need Curriculum?

Resources from Onshape

3rd Party Resource

 

 

October:

10/21- Coaches Chat 7pm Recording and Slides- https://firstwa.org/first-robotics-competition/resources/workshops-webinars/

January 2022:

1/8/22: FRC Kickoff!

 

March 2022:

3/3-3/5: Clackamas Academy, Oregon City, OR

3/4-3/6: Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, WA

3/10-3/12: Wilsonville HS, Wilsonville, OR

3/17-3/19: SunDome, Yakima, WA

3/24-3/26: Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR

3/25-3/27: Auburn HS, Auburn WA

3/31-4/2: West Valley HS, Spokane, WA

4/1-4/3: Bonney Lake HS, Bonney Lake, WA

 

 

 

 

 

What is FIRST® Robotics Competition?

 FIRST® Robotics Competition is designed for youths grades 9-12 and combines the excitement of sports with the rigor of science and technology. With strict rules, limited resources and time, students are tasked with the challenge of creating an industrial-size robot to compete; they must build and program the robot to compete and cooperate with other teams.

FRC teams can be formed in schools or other youth-based organizations and are led by two or more adult mentors to help educate and guide the students in the challenge they’ve been given, raising funds, designing and maintaining the team brand, and working with their community to earn specific awards.

Each year, FIRST® provides teams with a new challenge that focuses on real-world issues that scientists and engineers are facing today. They have six weeks to plan, design, build, and program a robot to compete with and against other teams and their robots.

Volunteers and teachers are the lifeblood of the program – they make it happen. Volunteering with FIRST® Washington is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, and there is a unique role for every person.

FRC is preparing youth to be the future leaders of the STEM field by approaching robotics as a team sport rather than a classroom subject. Our goal is to make learning fun and ignite a passion for discovery and creativity. It provides students with a “real-world” environment to learn new skills and improve on existing skills.

FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITION SUPPORTS YOU

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach, volunteer, or team member, FIRST® Washington has your back every step of the way. We’ve built an array of resources to help guide you, solve problems, and make your robotics journey a success.

Students

FIRST® Washington makes sure that students have all they need to be inspired, develop their talents and do their best in FIRST® Robotics Competition. Our resources make it easy to find the answers you need.

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Educators

FIRST® Washington gives educators access to helpful online toolkits, detailed instructions, and connections to resources, including a free, comprehensive online curriculum and professional development.

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Volunteers

Volunteering with FIRST® Robotics Competition is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, with unique roles for every person that are all significant to the success of the students.

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