Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Regional FRC Kickoff! This event has now concluded. Best of luck to all GAFIRST teams!
Recordings now available! Scroll down to find links to watch recorded versions of our local opening ceremony and the four RoboJackets-hosted workshops (mechanical, electrical, software, and controls).
For the thirteenth year in a row, the RoboJackets will be hosting the 2021 Regional FRC Kickoff on January 9th, 2021. This year’s kickoff, however, will be just a little different than what we’re used to. The 2021 FRC Kickoff will be held in a virtual environment this year, and the distribution of the kit of parts will not be happening as teams should have already received their kit upon registration for the season. Workshops will be run by RoboJackets members and held in the afternoon as usual but in a virtual setting.
Registration for the 2021 GAFIRST Kickoff will not be done through FIRST HQ this year. Instead, anyone interested in coming to Kickoff is encouraged to RSVP using the form below, as we’ll send a couple email reminders prior to the event with any final information or updates.
Please check this page before coming to the event as any updated information will be posted here.
All times listed are in the Eastern time zone and are subject to change.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
11:25 AM to 11:50 AM EST – GAFIRST local opening ceremonies and announcements—pre-show starting at 11:15 AM! (Watch on BlueJeans Events)
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST – FIRST Kickoff Webcast featuring game updates and season announcements (watch on Twitch)
12:45 PM to 1:15 PM EST – Break between FIRST Webcast and workshops
1:15 PM to 3:15 PM EST – Breakout sessions for workshops
The Opening Ceremony recording is now available! View on YouTube
We will host a short, local opening ceremony from 11:30-11:50 AM EST on January 9, 2021.
Workshop recordings are now available! Links to YouTube videos for the RoboJackets-hosted mechanical, electrical, software, and controls workshops are now available below.
The Strategy and Rookie workshops will take place on Zoom. If you’re planning to attend either of these workshops, please download the Zoom app prior to Kickoff to avoid any last-minute technical difficulties.
Having trouble joining a workshop? Contact us at email@example.com for assistance!
|Mechanical||This workshop will introduce you to common mechanical systems from the FRC world and when to use them. You will learn how to select, construct, and implement these mechanisms to approach any new FRC game; audience participation is encouraged! Presented by RoboJackets mechanical members.||View on YouTube|
|Electrical||An introduction to FRC electrical components, presented by RoboJackets electrical members.||View on YouTube|
|Software/Java||An introduction to Java and how to get started programming your FRC robot, hosted by RoboJackets software members.||View on YouTube|
|Controls||So your robot can move in autonomous. What’s next? This workshop will cover basic concepts in control theory such as PID control, motion planning, and trajectory following. The workshop will be focused on the control of robot drivetrains with an emphasis on showing interactive pseudo-code. Recommended for students grades 9-12. Knowledge of high school algebra is expected.||View on YouTube|
|Strategy||GeorgiaFIRST referee staff will discuss rules and gameplay strategies with teams.||This workshop wasn’t recorded.|
|Rookie||This workshop is geared towards rookie team coaches, learning the tips and tricks on how to get through your first build season.||This workshop wasn’t recorded.|
If you have any questions, please contact Evan Strat at firstname.lastname@example.org.