Richmond Times-Dispatch http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/city-of-richmond/richmond-area-high-schools-competing-in-robotics-competition-this-weekend/article_9ea885d1-1900-5154-9760-449b58d76b8e.html
With the 2018-19 season approaching, we will update the team grants webpage as funding opportunities become known to us. This will include funding for both FTC and FRC teams, rookie and veteran.
Don't forget to check the page!
Is it time to update your Volunteer Youth Protection Screening?
Volunteer background screening is required every four (4) years. If you were screened during the 2014-2015 season, you will be asked to re-screen in the 2018-2019 season. If you would like to complete this process early, you may do so in the Volunteer Registration system by:
Both options will direct you to complete the screening process. If you have any questions, please contact FIRST Chesapeake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the preliminary 2018-19 FIRST Chesapeake FRC schedule.
The FIRST Robotics Competition events webpage will be updated in the future.
|November 10, 2018||FIRST Robotics Competition Workshops||Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA|
|January 5, 2019||FRC Kickoff and Game Reveal||worldwide|
|1||Mar 1-3||FIRST Chesapeake District Richmond VA Event||Deep Run H.S., Glen Allen, VA|
|1||Mar 1-3||FIRST Chesapeake District Haymarket VA Event||Battlefield H.S., Haymarket, VA|
|2||Mar 8-10||FIRST Chesapeake District Bethesda MD Event||Walt Whitman H.S., Bethesda, MD|
|3||Mar 15-17||FIRST Chesapeake District Ownings Mill MD Event||McDonogh School, Owings Mill, MD|
|3||Mar 15-17||FIRST Chesapeake District Portsmouth VA Event Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding||Churchland H.S., Portsmouth, VA|
|4||Mar 22-24||FIRST Chesapeake District Oxon Hill MD Event||Oxon Hill H.S., Oxon Hill, MD|
|5||Mar 29-31||FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg VA Event||Blacksburg H.S., Blacksburg, VA|
|7||Apr 10-13||FIRST Chesapeake District Championship||George Mason University, Fairfax, VA|
The Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, MD area) In-Patient Pharmacy has a piece of robotic equipment called IntelliFill i.v that they no longer use.
FRC Team 4505 was able to disassemble a similar unit about a year ago--they said there is a lot of useful equipment to be had, from a really nice steel framing that makes great workbenches to numerous pneumatic slides, pistons and electrical components, including sensors. It is certainly worth the effort involved.
If your team is interested, please contact: Veronica Aloyon at email@example.com
Here is the preliminary 2018-19 Virginia FTC schedule. Please note, this is still subject to change and there will be adjustments as we finalize dates with hosting venues.
The FIRST Tech Challenge events webpage will be updated in the future when the schedule for 2018-19 is finalized.
|9/8/2018||FTC Kickoff and Workshops||tbd|
|10/1/2018||FTC Registration opens||online|
|11/17/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier||Orange County H.S, Orange|
|12/1/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Greater Richmond Qualifier||tbd, Richmond|
|12/1/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Haymarket Qualifier||Battlefield H.S., Haymarket|
|12/8/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Heritage Newport News Qualifier||Heritage H.S., Newport News|
|12/8/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier||Christiansburg M.S., Christiansburg|
|12/16/2018 (Sunday)||FIRST Tech Challenge Centreville Qualifier||Centreville H.S., Clifton|
|1/05/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge UVA Charlottesville Qualifier||University of Virginia, Charlottesville|
|1/12/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge SVCC Richlands Qualifier||Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands|
|FIRST Tech Challenge South Lakes Reston Qualifier||South Lakes H.S., Reston|
|2/2/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge VA Championship Sponsored by ECPI University||Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond|