ABOUT THE ROBOT GARAGE AND FIRST IN MICHIGAN
The Robot Garage partners with First in Michigan to support teams in many ways. Check out our FIRST partnership programs below!
While we do not have teams of our own, many of the people in our organization are from the FIRST in Michigan world.. Daniel Kimura, our VP and head of education at The Robot Garage, mentored FRC team 469 to 3 world championships and co-hosts RoboZone, the First in Michigan weekly television show that airs during competition season. Walt Hickok who has been with The Robot Garage since the start of the company, was the FLL ambassador for Michigan for many years, part of FRC world-championship teams for many years, and has been instrumental in developing our robotics classes, particularly those that align with FLL. Jonathan and Sarah Jacobs, owners of The Robot Garage, were actually inspired to start their company 8 years ago because their daughter impacted is such remarkable ways by FLL, and eventually FRC.
We believe in First and the opportunities it provides for students at every age. Our classes, camps, and field trips serve to round out the FIRST competition season with year-round programs that strengthen the engineering foundation for students and mentors alike.
Sunday Night Studios
Registration Coming Soon
The Robot Garage BIrmingham
FLL & FTC / $20 per team
Sunday from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Sept 23, 30(xcld)
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18
Must register your team by Saturday night at 6 PM weekly. Earlier registration is appreciated.
The Robot Garage is once again partnering with FIRST in Michigan to offer Sunday night help Sessions for FLL & FTC team members and mentors. Come in with your robot and kits and we'll see what we can do to help you. FLL Field and FTC partial field will be set up. Please note, our drop-in room will not be open during Studio Night so that teams can focus on their robots while they are here without distractions..
If possible, it is better to leave younger siblings at home.
Studios generously subsidized by FIRST in Michigan.
Discounts for First Families
Save 20% on classes
As a special benefit to members of the 2018 FIRST in Michigan participants, , we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on FULL PRICED fall robotics classes at The Robot Garage. This offer is available to team members, mentors, and members of their families living in the same household. Must provide team name and number.
Classes start September 17th
at The Robot Garage Birmingham and Rochester Hills.
Young Engineers (PK)
Robot Academy JR (Grades K-2)
Robot Academy (Grades 2-4)
Mindstorms Fundamentals (Grades 4-8)
Mindstorms Challenge (Grades 4-8)
Use Promo Code FIRSTMI to save 20% for anyone in a FIRST family!
FLL Overview Event
FREE for FLL TEAMS
Wednesday, September 5th in Birmingham
Thursday, September 6th in Rochester Hills
We ask for everyone's cooperation for these 2 kick-off events at The Robot Garage. Space is limited and these events can be standing room only. Seating is first come, first serve and it's best if you can limit your group to only adults and students involved in FLL.
Walt Hickock of The Robot Garage will join Angela Hite of First in Michigan / FLL to take guests through a season overview, as well as a look at the field, the game elements, and an overview of this year's game!