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News from FIRST

Rookie Grants FIRST Tech Challenge still has some grants available for rookie teams to participate in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge! Generously supported by the DEKA Foundation, FIRST is giving each qualifying rookie team a $500 grant to eligible teams ($275 for … Continue reading

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TNFIRST FTC Tennessee Championship – Registration Opened

Registration for TNFIRST FTC Tennessee Championship is now opened at our new website: https://www.tnfirst.org/ftc-events The event will be Feb 8 , 2020 at the Alumni Gym on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro, TN. This registration process is on a totally … Continue reading

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Latest version of Robot Software – 5.2

The version of robot control software required for the Skystone season will be version 5.0 or greater.  FIRST has just released version 5.2 which has all of the Vuforia images required for this year’s game, so we recommend using that … Continue reading

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Rookie Grants

FIRST Tech Challenge is again offering rookie teams access to the FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Grant! Generously supported by the DEKA Foundation, FIRST is giving each qualifying rookie team a $500 grant to eligible teams ($275 for registration and $225 for … Continue reading

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Watch “Rube Goldberg meets The Invention Age” on YouTube

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Watch “SKYSTONE presented by Qualcomm” on YouTube

SKYSTONE presented by Qualcomm: https://youtu.be/XiGB_8Ppnbs

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TVR Grant Opened

It was just announced that the Tennessee Valley Robotics Grant is now opened. There is a limit to the number of grants that will be available, so apply quickly. To apply for the grant CLICK HERE.

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Bad News / Good News

We have been informed that the TVA Grant has run out and is now closed. Luckily, TN Valley Robotics has decided to pick up where TVA left off. It will take a bit for FIRST to set up the grant, … Continue reading

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Middle TN Skystone FTC Kickoff Event

Event: 2019/20 FTC SKYSTONE KickoffWhen: Sep 7, 2019Where: Central Magnet School, 701 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130                 Cafeteria with parking in the annex parking area – see mapTime: 9AM to 2PM REGISTER BY EMAILING MARC GUTHRIE AT guthriem@rcschools.net Include … Continue reading

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TVA Grant Opened for 2019-20 Season

I’m pleased to inform you that we received the funds and are ready to dispense to teams.  We will be utilizing the same process we implemented last season. Please see below: Team Eligibility: All FIRST teams in the TVA Service … Continue reading

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