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Christopher R. Smith (aka. Littlehorn)

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

F.I.R.S.T. World Championship 2017 Houston, Texas

The largest robotics competition had to be split into 2 venues in different states. Yes, this event is that big. The actual space needed is enormous. No single complex can accommodate the excitement.

This is the first year of 6 that Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center will host the F.I.R.S.T. World Championship. Where 6 billion robotics students, coaches, mentors, parents, event coordinators, exhibitors, and service personnel from everywhere will mix for a week.

Since 1998 my experiences of this high energy event have been of places where brains are on full speed..high-intenstity robot action is at every turn..there is no time to rest..go..go..go! This time was the same. I have exactly 4 pictures! One from my 18th floor room at the Marriott Marquis, a blurry one of me, the MCP, and one shot over the GRB towards the obscured San Jacinto Monument. Guess which is which.

I was there as a MINDSTORMS Community Partner (MCP) showing robots with LEGO Education. Meeting all of the attendees is the best part. People from everywhere..all with similar interests and interesting stories.

Being the first year in Houston..the event coordinators and facility workers herded the cats pretty well. The coming years are sure to run even smoother.

Here are some links to people that used their cameras...

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