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FIRST Robotics Competition “Ask the Expert” Webinars

17 October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

FIRST Robotics Canada hosts weekly online webinars for teams to listen in and learn from the experts.  Each week covers a new topic and is jam-packed with helpful information.  Register for one of the webinars listed below or check out the archived copies of webinars that you may have missed.



October 17, 2016 Girls in STEM: Why FIRST is so Effective at Developing Passion for STEM
October 24, 2016 Pre-Season Training and Rookie Start-up Tips: The Best Activites to Prepare Your Team
October 31, 2016 The District Model: What To Expect, Winning Awards, How You Can Help
November 7, 2016 Finances and Fundraising: Finding Sponsors, Understanding Your Invoice, Payment Options/Deadlines
November 14, 2016 FIRST Choice: How to Select the Best Items for Your Team
November 21, 2016 Non-Technical Mentors: How Non-Technical Parents and Teachers can be Game-Changers
November 28, 2016 Free Computer Aided Design (CAD) Options: SolidWorks, Inventor, Fusion360, Creo
December 5, 2016 Programming Options: LabVIEW, Java, C++, Python
December 12, 2016 Kick-Off Preparation: Inventorying Your Kit, Missing Parts, Quick Build, Rules Quizzes
  Holiday Break
January 9, 2017 Game Release: First Look At The New Game, Expert Strategy Breakdown, What To Buy
January 16, 2017 Robot In 3 Days: Compare, Contrast and Predict the Performance of the Robots
January 23, 2017 Design Iteration: What Prototypes Worked? Which Didn’t? Lessons Learned
January 30, 2017 Strategy Review: How Will the Game be Played? Practicing, Q&A, What Calls Will Referees Make?
February 6, 2017 Programming Crash Course: Basic Robot Functionality in Java
February 13, 2017 Drive Team Crash Course: What Drivers, Human Players and Coaches Need to Know
February 20, 2017 Stop Build Day: Bag & Tag Procedure, Withholding Allowance, Unbag Periods
February 27, 2017 Robot Release Videos: Canadian Team Spotlight, Powerhouses, Week 0 Observations
March 6, 2016 Week 1: Durham College Recap, Successful Strategies, Improvements for Future Weeks
March Break
March 20, 2017 Week 3: Ryerson University, Victoria Park Collegiate, Qualification Points Update
March 27, 2017 Week 4: University of Waterloo, Georgian College, Qualification Points Update
April 3, 2017 Week 5: Windsor-Essex Great Lakes, Western University, Qualification Points Update
April 10, 2017 Week 6: North Bay, McMaster University, Qualification Points Update
April 17, 2017 Week 7: FIRST Ontario Provincial Championships, World Championship Preview
May 1, 2017 Season Wrap-Up: Final Thoughts on the Game, Off-Season Events


17 October 2016
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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FIRST Robotics Canada