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!

GirlsFIRST Workshop 10/10/19 Recap

The GirlsFIRST Workshop at Walton High School on Saturday, Oct 19th, 2019 was a ton of fun! Our team hosted a halloween themed GirlsFIRST workshop event.  Middle school girls were introduced to the world of STEM and empowered by participating in a multitude of fun STEM-focused activities. Huge thank you to Georgia FIRST for helping us out with this event!

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GirlsFIRST Workshop

Walton Robotics is hosting a free workshop for middle school girls that are interested in STEM on October 19, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm at Walton High School. We will be doing engineering activities and introducing girls to the world of STEM. If you are interested, sign-up by clicking here and wear your halloween costume!

GA FIRST Symposium @ KSU

The GA FIRST Symposium at KSU on Saturday, Sept 7th, 2019 was a huge success. Team members were able to attend sessions on various topics to increase their knowledge. A few of our team members also presented at the symposium and they did a fabulous job! The presentation for the Innovating Community Outreach session is available to download.

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