RoboJackets will have a strong presence at this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Peachtree Regional. The competition will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 26-28. This year, RoboJackets mentored FIRST Team 5332, Toaster Tech. The team competed in the Georgia Southern FRC Regional earlier this year, and they reached the quarter-finals. In addition, 17 members of RoboJackets will be volunteering to help run the three day competition. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to spectate.
The times of the competition are as follows:
Thursday, March 26, 2015: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, March 27, 2015: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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This past weekend, RoboJackets’ BattleBots team traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to compete in the Robot Conflict Event at Motorama. Four of our robots made it to the second day of competition, including three 3 lb. robots, Smitti, Flippi, and Emmi, and our 30 lb. robot Cathii. To see some pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page. In addition, videos of the matches can be found here. The names of our robots that competed were: Smitti, Flippi, Emmi, Vicki, Group 5, and Cathii.
The RoboJackets will be returning from the holiday break with a blast, hosting the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition. This annual event marks the start of the build season for high school students across the world participating in this incredible competition. The RoboJackets are proud to help host this huge event, welcoming almost 1,000 rising engineers to the Georgia Tech campus. We hope you will join us January 3rd for this exciting start of the 2015 FRC season.
See www.robojackets.org/first-kickoff for the latest event information.
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RoboJackets celebrated their 15th Anniversary on November 20th at the Tech Rec. Members enjoyed playing ping pong, bowling, billiards, air hockey, console games, and more.
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
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