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Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley Robotics Partnership

Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley Robotics Partnership

Welcome, future Astrobots!

As ColumbusMakesIT! (CMI) is directly across from the CSU Coca-Cola Space Science Center and mentored by World Festival of Champions Finalists FRC Team 4188, the Columbus Space Program, it is only fitting that we be the CMI Astrobots!

We are delighted to have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley, the United Way of Chattahoochee Valley, the Rotary Club of Columbus and ColumbusMakesIT to begin your STEAM adventure!


Without the generous support of these organizations this program would not be possible.

Proposed Meeting Times:  Mondays (September 18th-December 18th), 4:30-6:30pm ET

Location:  Braskisan’s RoboDojo inside ColumbusMakesIT!

This year’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) theme is Relic Recovery.  Learn about it here!

Check out this Season’s Major Events!  (All times Eastern unless otherwise noted)


LAUNCH Saturday, September 9th – FTC Introductory Workshops & Season Planning – Livestream of FTC Relic Recovery Game Reveal @ 12noon ET

Saturday, September 16th: 10am-4pm – MCSD Library Book Festival – Come out and learn about FIRST Robotics and enjoy your own #MakeNTake UMakITs! for making electronics and LED blinky-flashy makes with CMI and the FIRST teams courtesy of UTC Pratt & Whitney – Makers of Dependable Engines!

TBD October – ‘BotOberFest TBD (local scrimmages and show-cases)


EXPO – Saturday, December 2nd:  8am-3:30pm – CSU FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier – FTC Showcase & Scrimmage


EXPO – Saturday, January 20th:  8am-3:30pm – CSU FLL Super Regional Tournament – 33 teams from around the State Compete for slots to State Tournament in February

TOURNAMENT TBD February – Possible GA State FTC Championship in Columbus, GA!

EXPO – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 23rd-25th:  10am-6pm – CSU FTC Expo – Astrobots show off their Relic Recovery competition and test ‘bot and cheer on the hosting team of the FRC Peachtree District Tournament, FRC Team 4188, the Columbus Space Program – 30 FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) teams from around the State compete for points to go to State Tournament

LOCAL TOURNAMENT – Hardaway Highschool Robotics Expo