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Hints from FIRST

Science Technology Engineering Artistry Math The 2017 FIRST Steamworks game will challenge us with flight and . . . did anyone listen to the ringtones in the downloadable content pack? dlcpack1 <--This is a zip file that will take a while to download. Also available here (but easy to miss on the page). So grab your [...]

Team competition dates for 2017 have been set

Mark your calendars! March 16-18, Qualifier Event, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA March 23-25, Qualifier Event, Albany Civic Center, Albany, GA April 5-8, State Championship, Stegeman Coliseum - UGA, Athens, GA

Got music?

The #FIRSTParody Song Competition is open for 2016/2017 submissions! How it works: Change the lyrics to your favorite song in support of FIRST and its mission to spread robots and happiness across the galaxy Record a high quality video featuring your parody The video must be between 0:30 and 3:30 in length Caption your lyrics Upload your [...]

Edmodo

Mr. Smith has made an Edmodo page for us. The sign up code is hdet4k. *UPDATE: the Edmodo code is only good for a certain amount of time. If you need a code and this one doesn't work for you, just contact us and we will be happy to supply you with a different one.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th, from 4pm to 4:30pm at the Houston County Career Academy.

Official Build Season Kickoff

It's official! The 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition kickoff will take place Saturday, January 7th, from 10:30am to 11:00am. Our "local" kickoff will be at Georgia Tech. Join us as we pick up our kit, discover the new game, and meet other teams. We will be leaving HCCA at 6:30am sharp. Don't forget to bring something to [...]

We are getting our own robot closet!

Mr. Gary Howard from Houston County High School has generously offered to partition part of Mr. Smith's engineering classroom and build us a dedicated robot storage area. No more sawdust in the electronics! If you see Mr. Howard, please thank him for helping our team.

New Fab Lab Requirements

A big change for this year: Every student, mentor, and teacher who wishes to have access to the wood and metal workshops at HCCA must participate in a free 7-part instructional safety course that will run from mid-October through mid-November. The shops have been upgraded to a Fab Lab that we will be sharing with [...]

Demonstration

We have been invited to participate in a STEM exhibit on Saturday, September 17th, from 10:30am to 3:00pm at Robins Park located on the base. Mark your calendars, and contact Mr. Smith to find out how you can be involved in designing and presenting the demonstration. Fundraising and media sub-teams, this is an excellent opportunity [...]