FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR 6 WEEK TETRIX CLASSES AT THE ROBOT GARAGE IN BIRMINGHAM
ABOUT THE ROBOT GARAGE AND FTC
The Robot Garage does not sponsor individual FTC teams but rather partners with FTC Michigan to support local teams with building and programming clinics. For 2015, The Robot Garage and FTC will be hosting rookie boot camps throughout the state. Dates and locations to be announced soon.
Additionally, we are offering a special discount to FTC team members (students and mentors) who would like to register for our Tetrix class which aligns with FTC. This 6 week class meets in our Birmingham location Wednesday nights from 5 to 7 PM and starts September 16th. Normally $188, The Robot Garage is offering a discount to FTC members. Please call to register.
Students must present proof of team membership first day of class.
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is part of the FIRST Robotics Family of Programs. FIRST in Michigan positions FTC as a middle school only program. It is designed to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a fun, hands-on robot competition.
FTC teams can form in a variety of ways. Teams can be school based, in the classroom or as an afterschool program. They can also form within neighborhoods, scout troops, home school groups, or community organizations. FTC is a fit in any setting—large or small, rural or urban.
Teams start with a TETRIX kit of parts and design a robot to compete in a FIRST-designed game. The game is played on a 12’X12’ playing field in a 2-on-2 alliance format. The game changes each year but the kit of parts is reusable.
Team members, guided by coaches and mentors, develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles.
New this season! Students will use the user friendly Java-based Android platform to program and control their robots.
(Information from FTC Michigan website)
637 S. Eton
Birmingham MI 48009
Store and Drop-In Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM (DROP-IN OPENS 1:30)
Drop-In closes 30 minutes before
Drop-In opens at 11:30am on Saturdays.
Saturday, 3/16, Drop-In closed 1:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 3/26, Drop-In opens at 2:00PM
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172 N. Adams
Rochester Hills MI 48309
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is only open for specific events (classes, field trips, parties) while we build out our big new nearby space.
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