Robotics

Robotics

First Tech Challenge (FTC)

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9/8/24 - 3/7/25
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Be Part Of Something Awesome!!!!

First Tech Challenge (FTC) empowers students to apply STEM concepts in real-world situations and inspires tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while they deep dive into robotic design and construction, CAD modeling, coding, 3d printing, CNC fabrication, laser cutting, graphics design, technical writing, and more. Participants custom design and build innovative robots powered by Android technology and programmed using Java. There are over 180 competitive FTC teams in the state of Iowa with upwards of 10,000 teams globally.

Team Manufactured Chaos meets at the Forest City Y and competes regionally with the goal of reaching state and national level competitions. We have tons of fun but take our season seriously so we can compete at a high level. Hard work, innovation, and teamwork are of upmost importance. This being said, there is no experience necessary. You just need curiosity, work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to work well with others! Participants must be grades 8-12 and 12-18 years old.

Team practices will officially start in early September.  Our practice schedule is dependent upon the availability of the team members and the work that needs to be done but is typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm and Sunday afternoons either 3:30-5:30 or 5:00-7:00pm. The team will evaluate schedules to make practices times work as best as possible for everyone.

Competitions will begin in October and will involve travel to various communities around North Iowa.  Typical travel time is 60-90 minutes with tournaments held on Saturdays. We try to attend 5 regular season meets, our league qualifier…and hopefully the FTC State Championships.

Regional and state championships will be held in late February and early March.  A full schedule of events will be available in late September.

Learn more about First Inspires and First Tech Challenge here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc


Registration Information  

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2024-2025 6/6/24 11/1/24 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 75.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/08/24 - 03/07/25
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Closes
09/22/2024

First Tech Challenge Robo Clash Royale (Ages 12-18)

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7/15/24 - 7/26/24
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Get Ready To Rumble In This Electrifying Camp Where Students Will Unleash Their Inner Engineers By Building And Customizing Incredible Battle Robots.

his innovative and action packed camp will be engage participants in the engineering design process, coding, and competition!  

Robot Construction: Dive into the exciting world of robotics as you construct  powerful robots. Guided by our expert instructors, you’ll learn engineering principles, design techniques and the fundamentals of robotic coding.

Arena Showdowns: Once your robot is ready, it’s time to enter the arena! Compete in thrilling activities that will put your creation to the ultimate test. Will your bot emerge victorious?

Strategic Challenges: Sharpen your strategic skills as you strategize and adapt during intense battles. Analyze opponents, tweak your bot’s design, and aim for victory!

Presented by Team Manufactured Chaos!


Registration Information  

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5/20/24 7/15/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 65.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/15/24 - 07/26/24
Mo,Tu,Th,Fr - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Closes
07/15/2024

Lego Explorer (Ages 6-9)

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6/10/24 - 6/21/24
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Come build and learn!

Participants will gain experience in robotics by building with Legos and using sensors and motors to make things happen!

You won’t want to miss this fun and educational program designed to encourage budding interests in all things robotic!


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5/7/24 6/10/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 40.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/10/24 - 06/21/24
Mo,Tu,Th,Fr - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Vex Go Super Car Challenge (8-11 Years Old)

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6/10/24 - 6/21/24
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Vex Go Super Car Challenge is a fun new summer camp at the Y that will explore the Engineering Design Process through hands on STEM fun.

Participants will:

  • Design and build amazing machines!
  • Try out creative ideas in racing challenges!
  • Make their Super Car go farther and faster!
  • Learn to drive and code a Super Car!

For ages 8-11 years old, this program will meeting Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from June 10th – Friday, June 21stth.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
5/3/24 6/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 40.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/10/24 - 06/21/24
Mo,Tu,Th,Fr - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration
Closed