Events for Group Members
General Meetings are open to the University of Minnesota community. At each meeting we have a speaker from industry or a research lab come in. This is a great time to network and learn more about what might interest you.
General Meetings are held in Walter Library Room 101 (across from computer lab) (unless otherwise noted) on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota.
Build meetings are the times when group members work on the various projects or competition we have going. Anyone is welcome to stop by and see what we do and learn more.
Build meetings are held in the group work space. Directions can be found on the Contact page.
IGVC is an autonomous robotics competition. Members have the opportunity to travel with the group out to our competition in Oakland, MI in June. See the calendar for the exact dates of the competition and when we will be leaving.
Robo-Magellan is also an autonomous robotics competition, but it varies from the IGVC competition.
Events for FRC teams
Post-Kickoff is a great way to get going on the design process for the current game season and begin collaboration with other teams. It is always held after the main Kickoff event for the season.
Mock-Kickoff is a great way to learn a good design process and gives teams a chance to practice going through this design process before the upcoming robotics season. Teams have a chance to ask experienced GOFIRST members for help and feedback as they work through the process.
The Summer Robotics Summit provides a series of seminars/workshops to help teams delve more into areas they may be unfamiliar with or improve their understanding/skill level in areas they are already familiar with. This event is targeted to experienced FRC teams.
Minnesota Splash provides a series of introductory seminars/workshops to help teams explore all aspects of FRC and get more familiar with the competition. This event is targeted to all FRC teams, especially newer teams looking to gain more experience and understanding of the competition.