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FTC 2012 Kickoff at CT FIRST University Day Presented by: John Pilvines, founding coach for Team Unlimited, FTC0001 [ftc0001.org] We acknowledge the efforts.

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1 FTC 2012 Kickoff at CT FIRST University Day Presented by: John Pilvines, founding coach for Team Unlimited, FTC0001 [ftc0001.org] We acknowledge the efforts and copyrights of FIRST, LEGO Education and LEGO with regards to the contents of this workshop. Without their generosity, the FIRST Tech Challenge would not exist!

2 2012/13 Building for FTC with TETRIX - Hints and Tips Workshop Outline The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Gracious Professionalism FTC Season – Timeline and Resources The Ring It Up! Challenge Field Details Game Rules Robot Rules Q & A

3 The FIRST Tech Challenge FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

4 FTC Team Members: Design, build, and program robots Apply real-world math and science concepts Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments Earn a place in the World Championship Qualify for nearly $9.7 million in college scholarships 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

5 Gracious Professionalism Gracious Professionalism is a Guiding Mantra in FIRST Call it Good Sportsmanship, Co-opetition, the Golden Rule... Always been loosely defined by FIRST But... we know it when we see it! 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

6 FTC Season Timeline - 1 A Full Year of the FIRST Tech Challenge Pre-season - through August Pre-season Attend a tournament to observe Plan, budget, recruit, fundraise Register your team Order your Tetrix kit and additional parts Become conversant with programming and Tetrix building environments Attend training and workshop sessions, where available 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

7 FTC Season Timeline - 2 Kick-off - early September Kick-off Attend kick-off event Start studying the new FTC Challenge!FTC Challenge Build and Practice Season - continues until competitions are over Build and Practice Season Study the Challenge and Brainstorm! Check Teams and Events in your area to planTeams and Events Attend training and workshop sessions, where available Use the FTC on-line resources! The Cycle - Brainstorm, Design, Build, Test, Practice - repeat as needed! Participate in Scrimmages where available 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

8 FTC Season Timeline - 3 Tournament Season - late fall through March Tournament Season Find an Event in your area to compete in Find an Event Register, prepare, compete! Qualifiers lead to State Championships World Championship Top teams from Championships are invited to compete in St. Louis! Post-Season De-brief from the past season Start the cycle again! 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

9 FTC Season Resources - 1 Tetrix Resources Getting Started with Tetrix Guide Getting Started with Tetrix Guide Extensions Coding Resources LabVIEW, RobotC and PTC resources Field Controller System Resources Field Controller System software and information 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

10 FTC Season Resources - 2 Samantha Resources Samantha Wi-Fi module tutorials and documents Miscellaneous Resources Various documents, tutorials and resources FTC 0001 website Team Unlimited workshops, documents and graphics 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

11 The Ring It Up! Challenge Field Details Game Rules Robot Rules 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

12 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

13 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

14 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

15 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

16 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

17 Ring It Up Field Details FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

18 Ring It Up! Playing Rules 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

19 Ring It Up! Match Play Setup for match 30 second autonomous 120 second operator control Last 30 seconds of operator control is end-game Scoring 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

20 Ring It Up! Scoring Exercise 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

21 Ring it Up! Robot Rules Big Changes in Material Rules! 2012 FTC FIRST University Day Kickoff

22 FTC 2012 Kickoff at CT FIRST University Day Questions? To contact Team Unlimited: website ftc0001.org


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