RoboJackets participates in a number of activities to benefit the community and spread awareness of robotics. We have a team that manages our efforts in this area over a wide variety of projects.
We’re working to produce videos as a way to help familiarize FIRST teams on a variety of technical topics, from the basics of the electrical system and CAD to computer vision.
Throughout the year, we are active in community robotics events ranging from volunteering at the Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase to judging at local VEX tournaments. We also do appearances where we bring our robots and talk about who we are, what we do, and how people can get involved with robotics in their community.
FRC Design Reviews
Each year before the off-season competition, we offer local teams the option to send us their robot design improvements. Our members meet with the team to review and discuss their design’s strengths and weaknesses, and provide constructive criticism.
Each year we host the local regional kickoff that brings teams from across the South to Georgia Tech’s campus. Teams watch the broadcast from FIRST, pick up their kit of parts, and attend workshops to help them get started quickly.
Robot in 1 Weekend
Each year we spend one weekend in the fall to build a robot for the FIRST Tech Challenge. This weekend aligns with the announcement of the year’s game. The aim of this is not to compete, but to inspire students in the competition at the start of their build season.
Meeting times and locations vary by project and are announced on the mailing list.
Todd Hayes – Project Manager
Jevawn Roberts – Alumni Advisor