FIRST Robotics Summer Camps

The FIRST Robotics Community Center is the place to be all year round.

In the summer, students in grades 1-12 can design, build and program robots.

In the fall, FIRST teams can attend workshops to prepare for the season.

FIRST Workshops

Contact Mark Taylor at mtaylor@kettering.edu and list how many students will be attending. We may have to limit the number that attend if we exceed our capacity. Bring a fully loaded computer . We have 10 computers for those who need them. You may bring your own robot.

October

Workshop
Date
Time
Description
Presenter
MechanicalOct. 26-8 p.m.Basic understand basic chassis and manipulator designsMark Taylor - FIRST Center
CAD - InventorOct. 69:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Learn basic concepts of inventorDiane Peters - Team 1506
Scouting/Build ScheduleOct. 96-8 p.m.Basic understanding of scouting Don Ridge - Team 1506
Mentor DiscussionOct. 1310 a.m. - 12 p.m.Group disscussion on mentoring, just because someone mentors one way, does not mean it is the right way for you - mentorship is an evolutionMentor Panel
PneumaticsOct. 166-8 p.m.Basic pneumatics - includes electrical and programmingDon Ridge - Team 1506
ElectricalOct. 236-8 p.m.Wiring your robot electrically and solderingMelinda Smith - Team 2960

November

Workshop
Date
Time
Description
Program JavaNov. 66-8 p.m.Making your robot moveSteve Malson - Team 1506
CAD - Solidworks Program - C++Nov. 10

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

and 

1-4 p.m.

Taught by Solidworks - making your robot moveRyan and Kelly FitzGerald - Team 2960
3D Printing - Labview INov. 136-8:30 p.m.Introducing LabViewLee Knepper - Team 703
Business PlanNov. 17

1-3 p.m.

Discussing a FRC business planJohn Wolfert - FIRST Center
LabView 2 Nov. 206-8:30 p.m.Making your robot moveLee Knepper - Team 703

December

Workshop
Date
Time
Description
Mentor DiscussionDec. 46-8 p.m.Discuss common challenges of mentors John Wolfert - FIRST Center
Sensors, JAVA, C++, LabViewDec. 11

6-8:30 p.m

Using sensors to make your robot smarter.Steve, Ryan and Kelly, Lee