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Montana Kids Compete in a Robotics Competition at MSU This Weekend

FirstInspires.org/Ravetta Photography
FirstInspires.org/Ravetta Photography

Have you seen that BattleBots TV show where teams make little robots to destroy each other in an arena competition? Well this is not unlike that. Teams of school-aged kids will get to compete this Friday and Saturday in a robotics competition from FirstInspires.org, and LEGO.

The FIRST Tech Challenge for kids grades 9-12 is on Friday, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. competition for kids 4-8 grades is Saturday, both at Shroyer Gym. You can go watch for free.

Here’s the schedule of events:

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament Information
Thursday, January 26, 2017–recommended for all teams
6:00–9:00p  Robot software/hardware Inspection–Shroyer Gym

Friday, January 27, 2017
7:00–7:45a      Registration–North Lobby, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
7:00a–6:00p    Pits open–Shroyer Gym
7:30–9:30a      Robot software/hardware Inspection–Shroyer Gym
7:45–9:00a      Judging Team Locker Rooms and Practice Rounds
9:10–9:35a      Drivers & Coaches meeting–MANDATORY–Bleachers Shroyer Gym
9:40–10:05a    Opening Ceremony–Shroyer Gym
10:05a–4:05p  Qualification Rounds–Shroyer Gym
4:15–4:45p      Alliance Selection–Shroyer Gym
4:45–6:15p      Championship Matches–Shroyer Gym
6:30–6:45p      Final Awards & Closing Ceremony–Shroyer Gym

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Tournament Information
Saturday, January 28, 2017
7:30–8:30a      Registration–North Lobby Brick Breeden Field house
7:30–5:00p      Pits open–North Gym
8:00–8:20a      Coaches meeting–MANDATORY–Bleachers Shroyer Gym
8:00–8:30a      Judges and Judge Queuer Meeting–Shroyer Gym
8:30–9:00a      FLL JR Registration
8:30a–12:15p  Judging (Students only)–Shroyer Gym
10:00–11:30a  FIRST LEGO League Jr. Showcase–in hall behind S bleachers
10:00–10:20a  Referees Meeting–Shroyer Gym
10:20–11:30a  Practice Rounds–Shroyer Gym
12:30–12:45p  Opening Ceremony. Jr FLL certificates–Shroyer Gym
12:50–5:15p    Competition Rounds–Shroyer Gym
5:15–6:00p      Closing Ceremony and Awards–Shroyer Gym

More info
http://www.montana.edu/first (click on the menu on the left)
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/education/msu-to-host-robotics-competitions-for-montana-youth/article_4777b7e6-f6cb-5a0e-93bf-9437335e1dd4.html#utm_source=bozemandailychronicle.com&utm_campaign=morning-headlines&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

 

 

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