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Let's Talk Tools Camp

For Girls

Girls, do you feel overwhelmed and intimidated when walking into a robotics shop? There are so many tools! There are so many names! There are so many sizes! Don’t be afraid. Help is here to get you an in-depth introduction of the world of general tool and hardware use. We want to equip you aspiring young women with a set of skills that apply in the shop and build confidence to help you get more involved building the robot!


Join mentors from #4980 Canine Crusaders,  #4125 Confidential, and local women in industry in a two-day camp located in beautiful Kettle Falls, WA to learn about the many kinds of tools and hardware one would encounter in a typical FRC build season. During your time here, build a massive spiral bound notebook filled with information about everything we learn and construct a small project out of aluminum using your new knowledge.


Questions we will answer!
  • What tool is that and when should I use it?

  • What is the difference between a 10-32, M8, and ¼-20 bolt?

  • How do I read a technical document and use it to put something together?

  • What size drill bit should I use?

  • How do I safely use a hand power tool?

  • Why would I use a hand drill vs a drill press vs a milling machine?

  • What does it mean to tap something?

  • When would you solder wires together and how?

  • What are the typical electronic tools?

  • What metal parts on a robot should get filed and how?


Open to girls entering 9th grade through 2018 graduates.

Arrive: July 26th 9am at Kettle Falls High School

Leave: July 27th 3pm.

Cost: $75

Bring: sleeping bag, pillow, camp pad (we’re camping in the school gym), personal items, closed toe shoes, pencils, pens, hair ties (if you have long hair), jeans recommended (they could get dirty and the shop could be warm), swimsuit, safety glasses.

You will receive: tee-shirt, tool handbook, finished project, confidence!

We will provide: Four meals (Th - Lunch, Dinner and Fri - Breakfast, Lunch), snacks, handbook, a place to stay (at our high school), and all tools used.


There will be a free bus travelling from Umatilla through Spokane the morning of the event and returning Friday evening.  Let us know if you are interested in catching a ride!


We will need at least 10 students to run this camp. Priority will go to students who are on, joining or just graduated from an FRC team for the 2018-19 season.  

Sign up HERE


For further questions contact

Naomi Edwards

(509) 690-8205


Camp Location

Kettle Falls High School

1275 Juniper St.

Kettle Falls, WA 99141


Please send checks to

KF Robotics Booster Club

PO Box 306

Kettle Falls, WA  99141

OR pay on our website using the PayPal link. Please mark which camper the payment is for. 

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