Innovation Design Center Available for FIRST Teams to Compete in 2021 Season
February 16, 2021
FIRST Robotics has pivoted once again for the 2021 season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of January, FIRST announced the INFINITE RECHARGE at Home Challenge which brings the competition to the teams. The Padnos College of Engineering & Computing Outreach Team has responded by setting up two spaces for the INFINITE RECHARGE at Home Skills Competition, in which teams demonstrate the capabilities of their robots, in the Innovation Design Center (IDC) on the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Pew Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To participate in the Skills Competition, teams must record their robots performing different challenges including navigating around markers in a field (autonomously and remotely) and a Power Cell shooting challenge.
The IDC is open week nights and weekends to accommodate FIRST Robotics teams for practice runs or recordings. Teams may sign up to use the spaces on this Google Signup Sheet.
GVSU COVID-19 protocol is being enforced for all visitors to the campus, including an online visitor pre-screening. Contact Sara Maas, PCEC Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions.