The Spokane Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), held April 3-6, 2013 at EWU, involved 41 teams of high school students that designed, built and programmed customized ( up to 150 pound ) robots to climb pyramids and precisely toss Frisbees on a basketball court size field of competition. An audience of thousands was present.
This upcoming IEEE report features the rookie team at Medical Lake High School, which will report on the challenges and outcomes of their effort — starting from absolute scratch — to compete in one of the most complex games in FRC history, involving optical sensors, tele-operation, autonomous robotics, and the need for coordinated electrical and mechanical engineering. As a startup school, Medical Lake had only woodwork for their robot’s mechanical features, yet the competition included seasoned “top-gun” teams from the Puget Sound region, with years of background and elaborate metal and electronic fabrication capabilities. The team will address: project planning, project challenges, what they learned — and the final scores and results of the fierce competition, which involved teams from five states and two countries.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: EWU Cheney: Computer and Engineering Building, room 228
Amenities: Pizza and Beverages will be provided by IEEE at this event.
Here is the iCal Link; http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/feed/meeting_ical/18171