2020 was……different. What will 2021 bring? We will soon find out.
The 2021 FRC Kickoff is next on the calendar. January 9th, 12pm. Team 48 will have a virtual kickoff, as will many others. We’ll start our kickoff at 11:30am and then watch the live stream together at noon. We can discuss what we learned for a little while after the webcast ends, but this year’s event will not be long. The team leaders will meet in the days following the kickoff and then we’ll have another virtual team meeting to discuss what the rest of our season will look like.
FIRST has already released:
- The Game Design Challenge
- Registered teams will design their own FIRST Robotics Competition game using real-world, virtual, or hybrid design elements, and compete for judged awards. Winning concepts will be considered for use in future official games. More information during Kickoff.
- The Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm
- Registered teams will identify a real-world problem related to this season’s theme, FIRST® GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, design a solution, build a business model, and deliver a pitch to compete with other FIRST Robotics Competition teams for judged awards. More information during Kickoff.
- Infinite Recharge @ Home
- Teams show off what their robots and drivers can do in a skills challenge based on the 2020 INFINITE RECHARGE game. Scores are posted, and teams virtually compete against each other for the Skills Challenge Awards.
- Teams illustrate their robot’s technical qualities by sharing information with judges remotely in competition for traditional robot-based awards. Teams can participate with or without access to their robot.
- Chairman’s Award, Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, Dean’s List Award
- Our region (The region formerly known as WOW, Now the Upper Ohio River Region) will compete for 1 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, 3 Chariman’s Awards, and 6 Dean’s List Finalist Awards.
Please check Slack, Remind, and Teams on Saturday for a link to join our virtual kickoff.