Walton Robotics Wins PCH State Chairman’s Award!

Walton Robotics 2020 Chairman’s Video: https://youtu.be/c2FZ3UMVpAs

We won the PCH State Chairman’s Award for 2020! A huge shoutout to our Chairman’s team for putting in dozens of hours of incredibly hard work to get us here!

We’d like to thank our sponsors, mentors, parents, volunteers, and students for putting in immense amounts of work that got us to where we are today.

A recap of the main outreach events we conducted over the last year:

1) Georgia Tech For The Kids Fundraiser
2) GirlsFIRST Workshop at Walton High School
3) GirlsFIRST Movie Night at our Build Site
4) Cleanup with Recycle Bot at an Atlanta Falcons game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
5) Multiple ASPs at various elementary schools
6) Kickoff!

Additionally, congratulations to G3 Robotics, FIRST Team 1648 for also taking home a State Chairman’s Award!

 

Virtual Summer Camp in July

CCSD has extended the campus closure of Walton High School through the summer. In response, our Walton Robotics Camp will be converted to a virtual format and will be moved to July.  We are developing a curriculum and platform that allows us to deliver a robot building and programming experience for our campers.  When we finalize these plans, we will publish them on our website.  If you would like to be notified when registration for the virtual camp is open, please fill out this form and we will contact you directly.
Thank you for your support of the Walton Robotics program.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at OUTREACH@waltonrobotics.org

Free Online STEM Workshops for Middle and Upper Elementary School Students!

The Walton Robotics Team is hosting online workshops featuring programming, STEM, and engineering concepts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from May 4-June 5th for 4th-8th grade students.  All registered participants will receive an email the day before the workshop presentation with links to the pre-recorded video or live streaming workshop and relevant documents that can be downloaded and printed.  To register for these free workshops, please sign-up here:  Workshop Registration

Walton Robotics Wins the PCH Dalton 2020 Qualifier!

Walton Robotics went 8-4 in qualifications (5th seed) and 6-0 in the playoffs to win the PCH Dalton 2020 qualifier, and won the prestigious Chairman's Award! Walton was picked by the number 2 seed, Team 1771, and won all playoff matches to win the tournament. Thank you to the incredible work from our alliance partners (Team 1771 and Team. 3329)! Additionally, thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for allowing us to attend this event. 

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Walton Robotics Summer Camp 2020

The Walton Robotics team is hosting a STEM Summer Camp that will feature LEGO EV3s and Spheros devices.  The camp is designed for students who have little experience in robotics.  Students will learn to collaborate by designing, building, and programming the EV3s and Spheros to solve game challenges.  Students will also gain experience in utilizing sensors for advanced performance of the robots.
  • Camp Dates:  June 22-25, 2020
  • Where: Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
  • For rising 4th through 7th graders
  • Cost: $300
  • Time: Monday through Thursday 9am to 3pm
  • Snack will be provided each day
  • For more information click here
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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