October 9, 2012

MI FLL Team Blast #2 - Judging at Michigan Events & Qualifying Event Registration

Hello Teams!

We hope your robot and your project are coming along well.

Two quick items to be aware of:

August 29, 2012

FLL Kickoff Party at Robot Garage

The Robot Garage is planning a FLL Launch Party this Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30.  All FLL teams, coaches and students, are welcome.  With the teams having two days to digest the challenge, the Party would give an opportunity for teams to come and ask questions about the challenge. 

MI FLL Team Blast 1

Hello Michigan FLL Teams!
Welcome to the 2012 Senior Solutions season.  As you start digging into the Robot Game and Project, please take a minute to mark your calendars:

July 4, 2012

FIRST Robotics Night at Comerica Park

On August 22, 2012, join us at a Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays game for FIRST Robotics Night at Comerica Park. A robot will throw out the "FIRST pitch" and our family of programs will be on exhibition to showcase FIRST to the 30,000+ fans in attendance. Radio and TV coverage too!  We need our whole robotics community to be part of the event.  Tickets are on sale now:  TICKET ORDER FORM.  Teams and robots are needed for the demonstrations, contact frogforce503@gmail.com to sign up. 

June 20, 2012

Grants Available

General Motors Grants:  Thanks to General Motors, a long time and very generous sponsor to all of the FIRST family of programs in Michigan, grants have been made available to newly formed MI FLL and MI Middle School FTC teams.

  • New MI FLL teams can apply for a $300 GM grant 
  • New MI Middle School FTC teams can apply for a $600 GM Grant 

To apply for these grants, register your team with FIRST then fill out this form: 
              MI FLL/FTC GM Grant Application

Graduation Grants:  
Teams graduating from FLL to FTC are eligible for two grants from FIRST and the LEGO Foundation.  These grants are available on a first come-first served basis. Details are available by visiting this link:  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/grow.

May 26, 2012

MI FRC States Broadcast

FIRST in Michigan is pleased to announce that through the generosity of GM, the broadcast of the Michigan FRC State Championship will air on Thursday, May 31 at 8:00pm.

For those in Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties:
Watch it on Channel 56 WTVS- Detroit Public TV

For those of you not in the Detroit Public TV area:
we are pleased to announce that the show will also
be streaming live on the web at the same time!

March 20, 2012

LEGO in the Lab!

Check out the application of a kit that is near and dear to all our hearts:  http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-03/video-cambridge-researchers-use-legos-help-build-artificial-bone-lab

Researchers at Cambridge University have devised a really cool way to use the capabilities of Mindstorms to create a LEGO robot that assists with their bone creation research.  Another example of the ever expanding role of this amazing product in laboratories and education.