Grass Valley, CA January 4, 2018 – Nevada County Tech Connection’s January TechTonic presents a special opportunity to meet the ACME Competitive Robotics Team on Tuesday, January 16 at 5:30pm. These middle and high school students design, build, program, and operate competitive robots. The team competes with other robotics teams around the state through the international robotics and STEM education organization FIRST. Each team must accomplish a predetermined challenge that includes both autonomous and driver-controlled aspects.

The students develop engineering and problem-solving skills as they come up with innovative programming solutions. At TechTonic, the team will demonstrate how they use advanced robotic techniques, including machine vision and motion path planning, to successfully complete competition tasks and objectives.

Nevada County Tech Connection’s TechTonic is an interactive networking and learning event held on the third Tuesday of every month. Not just for Techies, but for all individuals interested in technology, entrepreneurship and meeting like-minded people in town. Well behaved kids are welcome. Tech Tonic Tuesdays happen at 104 New Mohawk Road in Nevada City. Networking starts at 5:30pm, speaker at 6:00pm. Snacks and beverages provided. Donations welcome ($5-$15 suggested).

Facilitated by local tech employees who volunteer their time, the ACME Robotics team is self-funded. All donations to TechTonic on January 16 will go to the ACME Robotics team, so come on out, get inspired, and support your local robotics team! More information at