FIRST and BotBall - come and watch or help out!
- BotBall could still use volunteers. E-mail me if you can volunteer next Saturday for it.
The FIRST High School Robotics competition will take place this coming
Thursday - Saturday, March 27-29, at the San Jose State University Event
Center. FRom the www.usfirst.org website, I found location information
at http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2003/site_info/SJ.pdf and a schedule
at http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2003/agendas/SJ_agenda.pdf . The
best rounds are the 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM rounds on Saturday. This is
when we are likely to attend. These rounds are exciting to watch and a
lot of fun. The robots are big. You can watch a video of a round at
http://robots.nasa.gov/events/webcasts/buckeye.htm by clicking on the
The Northern California Botball Competition will be on Saturday April 5
from 8:00 a.m. until about 5:00 p.m. The Seeding Rounds that start at
10:00 a.m. and the Double Elimination Rounds start at 1:00 p.m.. The
competition will take place at the Santa Clara University Leavey
Center. You can find directions to the Leavey Center from
http://www.botball.org/php/standard/region.html?reg_id=33#LOC . I plan
on parking in Lot F shown on this map http://scu.edu/map/detail/map8.cfm
. This is a great robotics program for Jr. High School and High School
Students. Come on out and join us for the fun and to learn more about
the program so you can better decide if you want to join a team when you
are in Jr. High.
You can find out more information at the http://www.botball.org website
and at the Northern CA Regional Page at
-David Calkins, President
Robotics Society of America
Silicon shall replace Carbon.
The revolution will be automated.