From the FIRSTinspires webpage: https://www.firstinspires.org/
Last year, a team of FIRST supporters worked together to assemble a suite of ways that teams could virtually experience Planet Primus. I’m happy to announce that the team is back, and excited about making a virtual 2020 field accessible too.
The suite of assets included videos, mobile tools, VR headset applications, desktop content (digital and literal – there was a 3D printable field too!), and simulations. You can peruse all the details on the Playing Field webpage, but the list below will give you a general sense of these goodies:
The developers strongly encourage you to spend some time getting acquainted with the different hardware and platforms (depending on what’s accessible to you) this fall so that come Kickoff, all you need to do is update the content and you’re off and running safely walking around the INFINITE RECHARGESM field.
Last and certainly not least, a great big thank you to the developer team. This wouldn’t happen without your help.
Enjoy the show!
You have a student on your team, who above all others, demonstrates leadership, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and is dedicated to increasing awareness of FIRST. FIRST Tech Challenge students are changing the world – help the change-maker on your team further their potential and nominate them for the Dean’s List Award.
The Dean’s List Award recognizes the leaders and ambassadors from each FIRST Tech Challenge team. This recognition helps these inspiring students attract recruiters and stand out on their college applications and resumes.
Read the nomination guide to start yours today. Please note that only students in grades 10 and 11 are eligible. To nominate a student, log into your Dashboard at www.firstinspires.org, click "Certificates and Awards" under Team Options, and select "FTC Dean's List Awards Submissions".
The 2020 Safety Animation Award theme is ‘Sustainability on the RISE’. FRC students must submit their team’s Safety Animation video through their FIRST® account. The student submitting must be marked as an award submitter. Animations must be submitted between Thursday, October 24, 2019, at noon ET and Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET. Click here for more information.
Registration link http://is.gd/3UTznW
Last year's schedule and presentations are available here: http://mdrobotalliance.org/
Joining the MRA is easy and cheap: http://mdrobotalliance.org/
The LibraryBots FTC Team 7278 is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge "Scrimmage at the Library" Sat. Nov 23, 2019.
At last Saturday's Blacksburg Town Hall meeting, FIRST Chesapeake was asked if they could help facilitate communications between teams in the DC, Maryland, Virginia areas. Since we cannot share team contact information that has been provided through FIRST Headquarters, we proposed that interested teams create a basic team gmail address that can be posted under a team info tab on our website. Teams would be listed by geographic location, as well as program. (Other information such as website and social media will also be included). It is our hope that this directory will encourage teams to connect with each other on a local level.
If you are interested in registering your team, please complete this form.