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 St.
Birmingham MI 48009
Store and Drop-In Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6:30 PM (Drop-In Opens 11:30)
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM (Drop-In Opens 1:30)
Drop-In closes 30 minutes before store closing
We will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27th.
As the school year comes to a close, we are very busy with Field Trips. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Drop-In will open at 11:30 on Saturdays until June 15
Tuesday, May 28th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 30th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Tuesday, June 4th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5th - Drop-In Opens at 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 6th - Drop-In Opens at 1:30 PM
Friday, June 7th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 11th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Thursday, June 13th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Friday, June 14th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Village of Rochester Hills
172 N. Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills MI 48309
Our Store at the Village of Rochester Hills
is only open for specific events (classes, field trips, parties) while we build out our big new nearby space at Hamlin & Crooks Roads. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Our Current Rochester Hills location is located in the Village of Rochester Hills, across the street from the new Barnes & Noble and Paper Source (on the corner of Fountain and Village Main Streets).