The FIRST Robotics Canada Board of Directors would like to formally announce that the program in Ontario will be moving to the District Model for the 2017 competition season. This decision culminates almost three years of preparatory work. We consulted with the FIRST Robotics Competition community in Ontario as part of this process, and the feedback we have received from
What happened when Rick Mercer visited a FIRST Robotics Competition? You’ll have to check it out on CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday, March 22nd at 8 pm EST! Hint: Confusion, mayhem and an epic battle! Photos courtesy of Eddy Gunawan
The Classy Cyborgs, FLL team from Lester B. Pearson P.S., Aurora, ON, is one of 20 semi-finalists selected to compete in the Global Innovation Award competition to be held at World Festival in St. Louis April 22-25. The team’s project innovation was chosen from 527 entries representing 22 countries. Winner of the “Innovative Solution Award” at the FLL York Regional Tournament, the
FRC Events There are seven regional events that will be taking place in Canada this March through April. Take a look at the Upcoming FRC Events page for details on the events. Check out this page on how you can volunteer at one of these events! FLL Events There are two Ontario Provincial Championships that will be taking place in 2015:
FIRST Robotics Canada has been developing some FRC curriculum. Check out this dropbox to access all of the new materials! Do you have resources you think would be valuable to other teams? Send them in to us and we can help make them available to FIRST teams: To see the files that other teams have uploaded, take a
Team Dave held its inaugural Lego Robotics Camp during the week of July 28 – August 1, 2014. 38 children between the ages of 5 and 12 were split into 3 groups: Lego Builders for the little ones, Lego We Do for Grade 1-3 and Lego NXT for the older group. During the camp all 3 groups built robots and
Registration is now open in Canada. Click here to register your team today! The 2014-2015 challenge was released on August 26th, 12:00 pm ET. What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers. In the 2014 FLL World Class℠ Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 14 from over 70 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and
US FIRST enhanced their Youth Protection Program Find out what FIRST is doing to help keep FIRST participants safe. Check back often for additional training and announcements and take a look at this page for more information on FIRST’s Youth Protection Plan.
Some of the brightest high school engineering minds from North America are competing at UOIT and Durham College’s international robotics competition. Studio 12′s Rita Nave has more on the “mechanical” showdown. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNcGwkB4wQs[/youtube] Click here to check out the original video.
To help expand FIRST programs in Canada please text “STEM” to 45678 to make a one-time donation of $10. You never know the kind of impact that being involved in a program like FIRST can have on a student and any small amount of support can help make a difference!