Middle school FTC Informational Meeting

Kentwood Middle School Students:

It is almost the start of the middle school robotics season for Red Storm Robotics. Come build robots with us!

There will be an information meeting for students and parents on Thursday August 26th, 6:30pm-8pm at the EK Freshman Campus Robotics Build Space (entrance at the back of the building). This will be an evening of hands-on fun for students, and valuable information about the robotics season for the parents. We will cap off the event with ice cream sundaes for all! Please bring face masks for our indoor activities, as per KPS guidelines.

Can’t make Thursday’s meeting, but still interested? Please email trista.vandervoord@redstormrobotics.com or call 616-901-1095 for further details.

2021 Summer Robotics Camp

Red Storm Robotics is excited to announce our 2021 summer program from July 26-29. All middle and high school students for the upcoming school year are welcome and no experience is necessary. Meetings will be 6:00-8:00 PM over four days (Monday-Thursday) at our team meeting and build space in the East Kentwood Freshman Campus. The camp offers a beginner-friendly opportunity to build and program a simple working robot in a small group in just a few days and test it out in a friendly competition with other groups. Skills from this camp are useful, though not required, for any students interested in joining our middle and high school teams in the fall/winter (while all students are welcome at our summer camp, team membership is currently limited to Kentwood Public Schools students).

To sign up for our mailing list and RSVP for the camp, please fill out this form. If the form doesn’t work, or you have any other questions, email coach@redstormrobotics.com. Our team space is on the back side of the Freshman Campus (not the main entrance/parking lot). The EKHS complex has had major renovations to its roads/parking lots which are unfortunately not yet shown in most map apps. From the Kalamazoo Avenue entrance, drive past the main high school building and freshman campus, turn right onto Transportation Drive and then another right turn (through the woods, after a Pinewood Middle School parking lot). From 60th Street, Transportation Drive will be on your left past the middle school, then take the same right turn. Our door has a sidewalk up to it and will be clearly marked.

Red Storm Summer Sessions

Starting on Thursday June 7th, we will have weekly Robotics Summer Sessions for both FRC and FTC teams, which encompass grades 6 through 12.

These sessions will comprise of skill building sessions, so when the competition seasons begin the student team members can be ready to “hit the ground running” with the tools and skills needed to make it a fun, enjoyable and successful build season.

Come join us at our Build Space in the East Kentwood Freshman campus.  (See the google map for location in the building–it is best to enter the build space from the outside door)

Rover Ruckus Kick Off

On September 9th, Red Storm FTC will be meeting at our new build space at 8:20am, and leaving shortly thereafter for GVSU.  There we will have chassis build workshops and watch this year’s challenge streamed across the world at the same time.

We plan on being back to our build space around 3:30pm.

If you haven’t seen the teaser, check it out here:

 

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