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Robotics

Spring /Summer Kick-off Invitational Events

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TAPPS Robotics Expo

October 21, 2016  –  Waco Convention Center

Waco Area Hotels

 

2016 TAPPS Robotics Expo NFHS Live Stream FIRST Lego League

2016 TAPPS Robotics Expo NFHS Live Stream FIRST Tech Challenge

Activities for the day include:

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Agenda

FIRST Lego League (FLL) Agenda

 

If you do not have a team but are looking to start one, there will be opportunities to see existing teams compete as well as attend the workshops on how to enhance your robotics program within your school.

FIRST Tech Challenge:

FTC is open to 8th-12th grade students. TAPPS will follow the official FTC Rule book and robots will scrimmage with the 2016 given challenge (released Sept 10).

FIRST- FTC website

FIRST in Texas website

FIRSTinTEXAS Newsletter

FTC – Start a Team

Kick-Off Events: September 10  across the state. All are welcome to attend any of these events. 

Visit FIRST Grants Page(application process opens Sept 1) for more information on the grants available for FLL, and FTC teams across the state. By submitting a single application, your team is automatically considered for any FIRST in Texas grants for which they are eligible. 

 

 First Lego League:

FLL is open to 4th-8th grade students. TAPPS will follow the official FLL Rules and use the FLL Animal Allies Challenge. Although TAPPS is a High School organization, this Robotics Expo is open to any private or home school FLL teams regardless of your affiliation to a TAPPS high school.

FIRST- FLL website

FIRST in Texas website

FIRSTinTEXAS Newsletter

FLL – Start a Team

Visit FIRST Grants Page(application process opens Sept 1) for more information on the grants available for FLL, and FTC teams across the state. By submitting a single application, your team is automatically considered for any FIRST in Texas grants for which they are eligible.

Entry fee: 1st team $200. Additional teams $100.

Workshops:

Workshops will be held during the Expo for Rookie and Veteran FLL and FTC teams.  There is no additional fee for attending the workshops. 

 

Presentation Material from FLL Rookie Workshop:  FLL Overview and FLL Judging and Research Project 

Other Resources and Events

 If you would like to serve on the TAPPS Robotics Leadership Committee, please contact Vena through our Contact Us link.  We are currently working on partnerships with FIRST and BEST to provide a TAPPS Robotics Championship in our future!