FIRST Alberta at KDays (Edmonton, July 19-28)

FIRST Alberta & KDays

FIRST Alberta is excited to be partnering with KDays once again this year! We will be located in Hall F for the full duration of the festival from July 19th to July 28th from Noon to 10 PM every day. We have a lot of fun-filled challenges and activities including:
– Micro robot programming (Ozo bots)
FIRST Lego League Challenge mat challenge and Lego Spike Prime available to solve challenges
FIRST Tech Challenge demo bot to drive and test your driver skill
FIRST Robotics Competition robot demonstration

In addition to our event long booth to learn and have fun with our robots, we will be running hosting two events over the weekend!

FIRST Lego League Showcase will be on July 20th and 21st! Come up with your team and test your robot against other teams using the MASTERPIECE season challenges. We will tally the scores and have a special award for the highest score of the weekend. If you would like to participate, pease contact Tamara at tamara@firstalberta.ca.

FIRST Tech Challenge Invitational at KDays will be on July 27 and 28th with load-in and practice day on Friday July 26th. This is a full FTC event, including judging and awards (no Promote, Compass or Judges Choice Award) using the full rules of the CENTERSTAGE season! Teams will compete in up to 10 qualifications matches (depending of total of teams registering) before hitting the elimination section of the tournamement.

We currently have interest from teams located in Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, Kazakhstan and Central Asia. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our registration form.

If we have enough interest, we plan to run a side event of mentor bots! If you do have a mentor bot and would like to participate, pease contact Philippe at philippe@firstalberta.ca.

Note: The FTC field will be available during the full lengh of the festival for teams to practice and showcase their robot.

For more information, please contact at philippe@firstalberta.ca.

2023 / 2024 FLL & FTC Kickoff!

We are pleased to have two kickoffs to start this season on September 9th!. Below is the tentative schedule for both events.

  • 9:00: FLL Field Available
  • 9:30: Welcome
  • 9:40 FLL Kickoff Video
  • 10:00: FTC Kickoff Video
  • 10:45: Q & A Session
  • 11:15: Take a look at the field!
  • 12:00: Edmonton Only: Team Canada (FIRST Global) Celebration!

Join us in Edmonton at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1) or in Calgary at TELUS Spark Science Centre (220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2).

If you are planning to join, please fill out this registration form to help us better plan the event.

Calgary Maker Faire

FIRST Alberta is excited to be exhibiting at Calgary Maker Faire this year! We have many fun filled challenges including:
– Practice your Robot driving skills, see how fast you can complete our Robot obstacle course.
– Watch as High School teams compete to see who has designed and built the best robot
– Play with Lego Robotics and practice your driving skills
– Learn how to get started with programming a robot

Maker Faire is a two day event (May 13th & May 14th 2023) hosted at the BMO center on Stampede Grounds (BMO Centre, Hall E, Calgary, Alberta). Tickets and details are available on the Maker Faire website.