In October 2018, Code Red along with seven other West Michigan FRC teams partnered together to run a first annual robotics workshop for high school students. The event was held at Byron Center High School where 11 different workshop topics were offered. Teams from all over the state of Michigan were invited to come to the free workshops, and on Saturday, October 27, over 200 students attended from all over the state!
The workshop topics covered all aspects of FIRST robotics with sessions such as: Mock Kick-off, CAD, FRC Drive System Fundamentals, Pneumatics, Java, Scouting Data and Analysis, and Writing College and Scholarship Essays. Code Red mentors and students led the Mock Kick-off and Writing College and Scholarship Essays workshops. Two sessions were offered, so students were able to take any two workshops that interested them.
All in all, the event was a huge success and we are already planning to do it again next year. The teams involved in running the event were: 107 R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S., 1918 NC Gears, 2054 Tech Vikes, 2767 Stryke Force, 2771 Code Red Robotics the Stray Dogs, 2959 CW Tech Robotarians, 4004 M.A.R.S., and 4381 Twisted Devils. It was a pleasure to work together with all these teams to make this a comprehensive and productive event.