Sunday, September 4, 2016

2016-17 Fall Team Kick-off!!!

Thinking of joining Winnovation,  FIRST Robotics Team 1625??  Wondering what we do, learn, and compete in?  Join us Mon, Sept. 19, at 7pm in the Winnebago High School Cafetorium. We will share stories of our history and our expectations of the coming season.  Winnovation is open to all high school aged students who are interested in brainstorming, troubleshooting, drafting, machining, programming, marketing, public speaking, organizing fundraisers, meeting sponsors, the list goes on and on. We run like a small business focusing on building a robot for competition with teams from around the world!!! You will have the opportunity to build international friendships!  At our meeting, on Sept 19, we will distribute team handbooks to new members, discuss participation hours requirements, family commitment, our fall training schedule, and upcoming demonstration dates. We look forward to seeing you there!!!!  Questions, please email team1625@gmail.com

Friday, July 29, 2016

Rock River Off-season Competition is HERE!!

32 teams from Wisconsin and Illinois are gathering at Rock Valley College PE Center, 3301 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL to compete at STRONGHOLD!!  Opening Ceremonies will be at 8:45am on July 30, with qualifying matches starting by 9:15am.  Admission is free!  Exhibits in Discovery Center, FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and plenty of Legos to build with.  The event is being streamed at www.twitch.tv/rockriveroffseason.   IF you can join in on the fun, please wear closed toe shoes so you can visit the Pit area and see the robots up close!  The Match List will be posted in the morning!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Kids' Camp

Summer Camp Sign-up Is Here!

This year, Winnovation will be hosting the 7th annual summer day camp. Kids in grades K - 8 will have the opportunity to have fun, make friends through teamwork, and learn thinking skills that will benefit them outside of camp.Students attending the afternoon camp will have a chance to learn about coding.
  • Dates: June 20-24th Sessions:
    • Incoming K - 3th graders attend  9am - noon
    • Incoming 4th - 8th graders attend 1pm - 4pm
  • New Location: Winnebago Public Library (on Elida Street)
  • Cost: $85 for first child in family; $55 for each additional child in family.

To register click here.Questions? email team1625@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Winnovation Playing at Champs in St. Louis

FIRST Team 1625 is in St. Louis this weekend competing at the FRC Championship event. We're playing in the Carson Division with teams from across the US, including our friends FRC 3352 Flaming Monkeys from Belvidere, and teams from Canada, China and Turkey. Qualification matches begin at 8:30am Thursday morning and end around 5pm Friday evening - Winnovation will be in the first match and the last match!



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Monday, April 11, 2016

Summer Camp Sign-up Is Here!

This year, Winnovation will be hosting the 7th annual summer day camp. Kids in grades K - 8 will have the opportunity to have fun, make friends through teamwork, and learn thinking skills that will benefit them outside of camp.Students attending the afternoon camp will have a chance to learn about coding.
  • Dates: June 20-24th Sessions:
    • Incoming K - 3th graders attend  9am - noon
    • Incoming 4th - 8th graders attend 1pm - 4pm
  • New Location: Winnebago Public Library (on Elida Street)
  • Cost: $85 for first child in family; $55 for each additional child in family

To register click here.Questions? email team1625@gmail.com