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Robot Relay for Life – rescheduled!

Robot Relay for Life (an event to raise money for cancer research and to celebrate our beloved mentor, Debbie Kauffman) has been rescheduled.

Here are the RRFL details:
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • OLD East Cobb Middle School
  • 4pm to 9 pm

Appropriate for all ages, we will have STEM activities, games, and food for all to enjoy! Come see robots make laps around the school. We will take donations to dedicate a lap to someone or take a robot for a spin.

GirlsFIRST Jr event October 27, 2018

Girls FIRST is an organization aimed at increasing awareness of STEM for middle and high school girls. Girls FIRST (high school) has been active since 2014, and Girls FIRST Jr (middle school) was founded in 2017 by one of our alumni, Selina Nie.
A Girls FIRST event consists of an all day workshop where we provide a ton of activities and presentations to get girls excited about STEM! We invite professional women in STEM fields to present and answer questions about what it’s like to work in their field, as well as what challenges they may face. Through this, girls can learn about what careers might be good for them, and how they can be prepared for future jobs.
We also conduct fun engineering and programming activities where girls get hands-on experience in building and coding. The engineering activity consists of a unique challenge in which the girls must use teamwork and the engineering design process to make the best result for whatever the challenge may be. The programming activity is a small demonstration where girls can learn how to write basic code and program a device to perform a task! Along side these activities, we let the girls try driving our own 120 lb robots around a 54 foot field!
In between all the activities, we provide free lunch where girls have the opportunity to take pictures in our photo booth set with props, white boards, signs, and more. After the event, we’ll share the photos for everyone to see and share!
Girls FIRST Jr – October 27, 2018
On October 27, 2018, we will be hosting a Girls FIRST Jr Event open to girls in grades 6-8. It will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Old East Cobb Middle School. Lunch will be provided and parents can drop their kids off and pick them up once the event is over. We have a fun-filled day planned and we will provide the girls with some cool goodie bags at the end of the day! The address is listed below:
380 Holt Rd. NE, Marietta, GA 30068
Sign up using the following link:
If you have any questions, please email us!
Lead Mentor: 
Student Leads: 

Open House August 4 at old East Cobb Middle School (Holt Road)

Walton Robotics applications for new members are now available. Applications for the 2018-19 team are due August 4 at our Open House. Remember to complete both a student and parent application and bring them to the open house. Since membership is always competitive, we encourage you to do an excellent job on your application!
Open house details:

When: 9-noon

Where: the old East Cobb Middle School on Holt Road. map here

What: We’ll be talking with team mentors and members, driving robots, checking out the tools and seeing last year’s field.

Application links are here:
Come see Mr. Benton at Walton in Room 114 or email brian.benton@waltonrobotics.org.
We look forward to seeing you on August 4!

Team Membership

Applications for potential new team members for the 2018-2019 season are here!

Student Application
Parent Application

New team member applications and parent applications are due by our August 4th Open House.  The Open House will be held at the new build site located at … (coming soon!)

Summer Camp 2018

Summer camps for 2018 are here!

Click here for the flyer:  Camp 2018 Flyer

To register for camps, use these links:

LEGO EV3: https://goo.gl/forms/hh1Wn2i910Tb8JyX2

Drone: https://goo.gl/forms/tfiOIHrHwChna4L62

Programming: https://goo.gl/forms/hsZ224CkSH7F0kJH2

VEX Advanced: https://goo.gl/forms/zChSMKXuvkKD6kMk1

Summer Camps are Here!

2018 Walton Robotics Summer Camps

Walton will be hosting 4 exciting summer STEM Camps including our new Drone Camp!

June 11-14 at Walton High School 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta GA 30062

Applications will be available March 12th at waltonrobotics.org

Acceptance notifications will be emailed late April or early May


Questions? – Please email deborah.kauffman@waltonrobotics.org


LEGO EV3 Beginning Robotics

An introductory camp for those with little to no experience in robotics. Students will collaborate in teams to design, build and program LEGO EV3 Robots to solve various themed game challenges. Students will also gain experience in using sensors for advanced performance of the robot.

Who: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Times: 8 AM-1 PM M-W

8 AM-3 PM TH

Cost $200 and includes a camp shirt

Snacks will be served M-W.  Lunch will be served on Thursday.


Drone Camp

The Parrot Drone STEM camp is a great way for students to be introduced to programming and basic engineering principles. Students will work in teams to complete a drone obstacle course, and utilize the engineering design process through other STEM projects.

Who: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Times: 8 AM-1 PM M-W

8 AM-3 PM TH

Cost $200 and includes a camp shirt

Snacks will be served M-W.  Lunch will be served on Thursday.


VEX Advanced Robotics

For students who have experience building and programming robots including previous NXT or EV3 Robotics camps or FIRST FLL Teams. Students will work in teams with VEX kits and program in Robot C to compete in a team challenge.

Who: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Time: 8 AM-3 PM M-TH

Cost $300

Includes Camp shirt, snacks and lunch


Programming Camp

Using JAVA programming language, students will learn how to logically solve problems in code, properly handle user input/output, fix technical and logical errors, develop efficient algorithms, and have various programming components work together effectively.

Who: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Time: 8 AM-3 PM M-TH

Cost $300

Includes Camp shirt, snacks and lunch


GirlsFIRST! This Saturday!

Come join us for a FREE all-day hands on event designed to help show girls how amazing and interesting STEM areas can be!  Middle and High school girls will learn how important STEM can be in people’s lives, how to program in Scratch or HTML, and how to create an online profile. The girls can even drive robots around!
This all-day event will be held at Walton High School (1590 Bill Murdock Road) on Saturday, October 14th from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  Lunch is included.  Registration is limited, so please reserve your space TODAY at https://tinyurl.com/y7zst7bb.

GirlsFIRST Robotics Girl Scouts – September 9, 2017

Come join us for a FREE all-day hands on workshop designed to get you prepared for a fantastic experience on a  FIRST Robotics FLL Team!  Students ages 8-14 will learn the essential parts to team and competition including teamwork, robot building and engineering design, programming, research and presentation skills. Coaches, and adults who want to be coaches will attend sessions on how to support the team, structuring meetings, and competition readiness.
This all-day workshop will be held at Walton High School on Saturday, Sept 9th from 9-3pm.  Lunch is included.  Registration is limited, so please reserve your space TODAY at https://goo.gl/forms/YUxhPr4QVA15Chtn2.

Membership apps due on Thursday by 4pm

Applications for the 2017-18 team are due Thursday by 4pm in T129.

Please download an application:

Fill out the applications completely, print and sign. Don’t forget the parent signatures and application!

Drop off at Walton,  either in T129 or at the front desk.

We expect membership will be very competitive, so do a great job telling us about yourself!

Here are important dates in the membership process.

5/4 – All applications due in T129 by 4pm

5/6 – Notification of interview date and time (15-minute blocks during the evening)

5/8-5/11 – Interviews – most applicants will be assigned an interview time

5/26 – Notification of team membership

Email us with any questions you have!
brian (dot) benton (at) waltonrobotics (dot) org
khyati (dot) shah (at) waltonrobotics (dot) org

Open House Wednesday, 4/26

Walton Robotics is hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm in T129. We will talk about the team, answer questions, and drive robots! Hope to see you then!

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