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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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Win a 2019-2020 FIRST Tech Challenge Competition Set

Prepare your team to reach new heights in SKYSTONESM presented by Qualcomm. Use your reusable competition set to reduce kit-of-part cost, stock spare parts, and add build-design flexibility. Complete your 2019-2020 FIRST® Tech Challenge season registration before June 21, 2019, and win a … Continue reading

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FTC Off Season Event

FTC in Kentucky is hosting the Bluegrass Invitational Tournament for FTC to be held Fri June 14 to Sun June 15. Tennessee Teams are invited to attend. You can sign up at https://www.ftcinkentucky.org/

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