The RoboJackets had their hands full at the sixth annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS). On October 4, members from our Outreach group and the competition teams volunteered as staff to help put on Georgia’s off-season FIRST event.
Our members kept the competition field running, helped oversee safety in the competition pit areas, and worked with rookie groups of students to compete in last year’s FRC game, Aerial Assist. The event was a great opportunity for new students to whet their appetite for competition robotics as they gear up for the upcoming FRC season. We look forward to helping out with the coming year’s game as event coordinators, volunteers, and mentors.
Find out more about FIRST in Georgia at the GeorgiaFIRST website
Events, Featured, FIRST, Outreach
What is a Maker Faire? Simply put, a Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.” But don’t take our word for it. Come by and take a look for yourself!
When? October 4th and 5th 10am-5pm
Where?: 125 W Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. That will put you at the parking deck right across the street from Exhibition Area A.
Besides the mind blowing exhibits that will be displayed at the Maker Faire, RoboJackets will be in attendance hosting a mini Battlebot competition in the 8×8 ft RoboJackets Arena! Come show your interest and support of Atlanta’s creative individuals!
Featured, General, Outreach
Be sure to make it to the RoboJackets General Interest Meeting as we start up a whole new year of Robotics.
When: September 4th 6pm
Where: Klaus 1116
If cool robots was not enough of an incentive, pizza and drinks will be provided!
After spending a few wonderful days in Canada, the RoboJackets IARRC team took first place in both the drag and circuit races for an overall first place finish.
We would like to thank the University of Waterloo for their efforts in organizing and hosting this great event.
6 Representing members of our International Autonomous Robot Racing team made their way up to Waterloo, Canada today to compete with our inaugural entry in this year’s IARRC. To help get us in the racing spirit, our long drive from Atlanta to Waterloo was punctuated by a pit stop at the Bowling Green Corvette manufacturing facility and museum. The team will spend Friday making last-minute tweaks and adjustments to the platform and software while undergoing safety inspection. Saturday marks our racing debut, where the team will participate in the drag race and circuit race competitions. For more information, check out the competition website, and stay tuned on our social media outlets for updates!