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FIRST Robotics Competition “Ask the Expert” Webinars

5 December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

FIRST Robotics Canada hosts weekly online webinars for teams to listen in and learn from the experts.  Each week covers a new topic and is jam-packed with helpful information.  Register for one of the webinars listed below or check out the archived copies of webinars that you may have missed.
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October 17, 2016 Girls in STEM: Why FIRST is so Effective at Developing Passion for STEM
October 24, 2016 Pre-Season Training and Rookie Start-up Tips: The Best Activites to Prepare Your Team
October 31, 2016 The District Model: What To Expect, Winning Awards, How You Can Help
November 7, 2016 Finances and Fundraising: Finding Sponsors, Understanding Your Invoice, Payment Options/Deadlines
November 14, 2016 FIRST Choice: How to Select the Best Items for Your Team
November 21, 2016 Non-Technical Mentors: How Non-Technical Parents and Teachers can be Game-Changers
November 28, 2016 Free Computer Aided Design (CAD) Options: SolidWorks, Inventor, Fusion360, Creo
December 5, 2016 Programming Options: LabVIEW, Java, C++, Python
December 12, 2016 Kick-Off Preparation: Inventorying Your Kit, Missing Parts, Quick Build, Rules Quizzes
  Holiday Break
January 9, 2017 Game Release: First Look At The New Game, Expert Strategy Breakdown, What To Buy
January 16, 2017 Robot In 3 Days: Compare, Contrast and Predict the Performance of the Robots
January 23, 2017 Design Iteration: What Prototypes Worked? Which Didn’t? Lessons Learned
January 30, 2017 Strategy Review: How Will the Game be Played? Practicing, Q&A, What Calls Will Referees Make?
February 6, 2017 Programming Crash Course: Basic Robot Functionality in Java
February 13, 2017 Drive Team Crash Course: What Drivers, Human Players and Coaches Need to Know
February 20, 2017 Stop Build Day: Bag & Tag Procedure, Withholding Allowance, Unbag Periods
February 27, 2017 Robot Release Videos: Canadian Team Spotlight, Powerhouses, Week 0 Observations
March 6, 2016 Week 1: Durham College Recap, Successful Strategies, Improvements for Future Weeks
March Break
March 20, 2017 Week 3: Ryerson University, Victoria Park Collegiate, Qualification Points Update
March 27, 2017 Week 4: University of Waterloo, Georgian College, Qualification Points Update
April 3, 2017 Week 5: Windsor-Essex Great Lakes, Western University, Qualification Points Update
April 10, 2017 Week 6: North Bay, McMaster University, Qualification Points Update
April 17, 2017 Week 7: FIRST Ontario Provincial Championships, World Championship Preview
May 1, 2017 Season Wrap-Up: Final Thoughts on the Game, Off-Season Events


5 December 2016
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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FIRST Robotics Canada