December 14, 2011

Code Red Meet and Greet for Mentors (Dec 20)

Code Red (Team 2771) is hosting a FIRST Mentor Coffee and Cookie roundtable meeting for ALL teams on Tuesday night, December 20th.

November 27, 2011

FRC Mentor Camp Hosted by Team RUSH

Saturday, December 10, 2011
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Cost $25/team of 2 mentors (covers lunch and copies)

Please register at:

November 3, 2011

Robotics, Engineering and Technology Week 12/6-12/7

Come learn about careers in robotics and engineering. Sponsored by TARDEC.

• Check out the latest trends for semi-autonomous robotics in action
• Talk with leading experts in the fields of Robotics and Engineering
• Watch demonstrations of robotic systems
• Program a robot and "battle" against students
• Participate in a robot-building challenge

See flyer for more details.

For more information, go to

November 2, 2011

Fourth Annual Code Red MOCK Kickoff is December 10!

Hello FIRST Teams!
Code Red Robotics is hosting this year's MOCK Kickoff on December 10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

PTC Workshop for Michigan FTC teams

Hello Teams!
An exciting opportunity has been made available to all of our new Middle School FTC Teams!  PTC, one of the companies that funded the grant making our teams possible, is generously offering two hands-on workshops for our teams.

October 31, 2011

PTC Hands-On-Workshop hosted by Team 2834

Attention: All FRC & FTC Teams

PTC is sponsoring a Hands-On-Workshop on November 12th to help FIRST Robotics teams build a better robot for 2011-2012 FIRST Competitions using their latest software products.

A new curriculum will be used to better suit the needs of FIRST teams. For details, see attached flyer.

October 19, 2011

FRC Mentor Camp Hosted by Team RUSH

Saturday, October 29, 2011
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Cost $25/team of 2 mentors (covers lunch and copies)

Please register at:

September 16, 2011

RoboExpo at Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Tech will be hosting a RoboExpo on September 26th which brings together academia, industry and government to showcase the opportunities with the field of robotics.

August 3, 2011

MEZ featured in miniseries "Detroit in Overdrive" on Planet Green 8/4/11

The University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Michigan Engineering Zone (“The MEZ”) at the U-M Detroit Center is featured in the new Planet Green miniseries, “Detroit in Overdrive.”

May 13, 2011

All Rookie Competition 10/1/2011

To Michigan Rookie Team and New Perspective Teams:
Team 66 (The Flyers) will be hosting an “All Rookie Competition” as a preseason kickoff event this coming fall.

April 28, 2011

Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (MARC) registration open

Date: June 24-25, 2011

Location: Monroe High School, Monroe, Michigan

Details at FIRST in Michigan website, under FRC Events > 2011 Off Season

April 10, 2011

Promotional Opportunity about FIRST

WOOD TV has Code Red as a finalist in a Community award outside the FIRST program.

Videos and photos of Ann Arbor/Livonia district event from Team 3655

Our Mason "Tractor Technicians" team was new at this. We have some random of the qualifying, along with all the quarter, semi, and finals matches posted at the web site and the photo albums are posted at the Handy Racing Facebook page.

March 13, 2011

Sharing ride to Championship in St. Louis

Hi Michigan FIRST Teams!

Going to St. Louis?  Looking for another team to share a ride with? 

March 3, 2011

FTC Invitattional Competition May 7, 2011

The Penn High School F.I.R.S.T. Black Knights Robotics Team invites you to participate in a new FTC invitational competition opportunity in Mishawaka, Indiana.

February 27, 2011

Michigan FRC Events Webcast

All Michigan FRC events will be webcasted and the links will be up next week at

February 18, 2011

Practice Field in Wyoming Michigan

Team 2771 has 2/3 of a carpeted field built if your team would like to come run your robot.  Our Build Space is at 921 47th Street in Wyoming, MI 49506.  We are at the end of 47th Street, on the right.  47th St is off of Clyde Park about 1/4 mile south of 44th Street.

Practice Field in Sterling Heights

First Team 2851 has a full practice field completed and are inviting teams to come practice with us this Saturday from 2 - 6pm. 

February 3, 2011

Team 503 Frog Force's "Pier Frog" Practice Field

The Team 503 Frog Force’s “Pier Frog” practice field is set up inside Comau Inc.’s Manufacturing facility in Novi, Michigan.  Team 503 will publish a schedule on their website  Check there for updates and details.

January 19, 2011

FTC Minibot Camp for Rookies

Team RUSH (FRC 0027) is hosting a FTC Mini-Bot Camp for Rookies on Saturday, January 22, from 1-4pm! It will be a half-day training. The event will be hosted at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, MI - NO COST!

LabVIEW Seminar (Session 2)

There will be a second seminar on January 29, 2011.

A representative from National Instruments will be on hand help teams with any questions about LabVIEW. Please bring your laptops with you with LabVIEW loaded. This will be an interactive programming session. If you have you program started and run into any issues, he will help you work thru them.

January 18, 2011

LabVIEW Seminar

Greetings from West Michigan,

On January 29th we will hold a seminar on LabVIEW.