For the Kids Fundraiser Event Recap

The FOR THE KIDS event hosted by Georgia Tech at Walton High School was a huge success! With the help of Walton’s Student Leadership Council and Walton’s Student Government, we overshot our combined fundraiser goal for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Thank you to all those who participated, your contributions will go a long way in making an impact for the next generation.

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For the Kids Dance Marathon

Walton’s Robotics team, Student Government Association and Student Leadership Council  are combining efforts with Georgia Tech students to bring a “For the Kids” event to Walton on January 25, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall.  All proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Every student from Walton is invited to join us for the event.  The theme is “Keeping the Kid at Heart.”  Lots of games, music and fun activities are planned for the day that will ensure fun for all.

Everyone must register to attend the event. The link is below for your convenience.  We will also have computers available during lunch hours outside the dining hall on Thursday and Friday. Please join us and support this worthwhile cause for our community.  Students will receive community service hours for participation also.  It’s a WIN, WIN for everyone!

https://events.dancemarathon.com/event/WALTON2020

Happy New Year and Happy Kickoff!

Here’s to a great new year of creating, innovating, and inspiring!

Walton Robotics hosted the annual kickoff at our buildsite on January 4th. We would like to thank East Cobb Robotics (4910) and the Robo Lions (1261) for coming out to our buildsite for kickoff! FIRST has revealed another intriguing and complex game this year, and we cannot wait to RISE to the challenge!

WPILib Open House December 14th

Walton Robotics was given the opportunity this off-season to beta test new features coming to WPILib. New features include a new command based system and autonomous features.

Walton Robotics will be hosting a presentation on upcoming features of WPILib on December 14 at 10 AM at our build site (380 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068)

Links to sign ups, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-kj3L59C9FRnUtornQQTVkS1c_XJVo7It0AQ4mUL0jo

We were able to create this 2 hatch auto using some new WPILib features!

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=B9CD4OZ6bwc&ar=1575256052088

GirlsFIRST Movie Night 2019!

In partnership with GeorgiaFIRST, Walton Robotics will be hosting a MOVIE NIGHT at our build site! We will be watching Big Hero 6! Please join us for a fun time with free snacks! Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend!

When: Friday December 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: 380 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068

Be sure to wear your pajamas!

 

Intro to Coding Workshop During November WEBs

Technology literacy is a critical skill for success in any field but many students feel intimidated by the world of coding. Walton Robotics’ goal is to make everyone proficient in this language of the future by offering a free, introduction to coding workshop for Walton students during WEB on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.  This hands-on, interactive project will expose students to basic programming and electronics utilizing an Arduino platform. Absolutely no experience necessary and all materials are included!

When: 11/13 or 11/20 at 1:15 during WEB
Where: Mr. Benton’s room (114)
What: Introduction to Coding: Build and Program A Proximity Detector

Registration is required and  space is limited. Register using this link: https://tinyurl.com/arduinoworkshopweb

Walton Robotics Wins GRITS 2019!

On November 2nd, Walton Robotics competed at the Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase. Walton placed 7th during qualifications with a Ranking Score of 1.71. Walton was the number one ranked alliance’s first pick. The alliance then ended up winning the GRITS finals 2-1 with a final score of 82-74, claiming the title of GRITS 2019 Champions! Thank you to our alliance leader Flying Legion 3635 and our alliance partners Firestorm 6341 and The Asimovians 5632 for an amazing performance!

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Walton Robotics Wins SCRIW Tournament!

The Walton Robotics Team/WRT/2974 competed at the South Carolina Robotics Invitational and Workshops (SCRIW) tournament in Columbia, SC on 10/26/19. WRT ended qualification matches seeded #1. After choosing 4451/Robotz Garage, 4935/T-Rex and Team 9998 as our alliance partners, WRT won the quarterfinals matches 2-0, earning a spot in the finals. WRT lost the first finals match, but won the next two to win the SCRIW event!