Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Washington FIRST Robotics


Inspiring Students in Washington State

to be Science and Technology Leaders

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FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC is an exciting robotic based program that uses real world technology and programming. Geared towards High School students, it can act as a bridge between the popular FLL and the intense FRC. However students with no previous experience with FIRST or other technology can be successful. Using powerful DC motors and the new Tetrix system created by Pitsco it will allow for a wide range of exciting machines to be built.

A tabletop can become workshop for competitive machines to be built. The robotics kit will bring 11 motors, 9 sensors 3 software programming options as well as metal gears and strong aluminum framing to allow a huge variety of robots to be constructed.

Robots will be designed to compete with an autonomous period as well as an operator controlled time. Maximum sizes for the machines are 18" by 18" by 18". They will compete on a 12 foot by 12 foot field.

The game kickoff is mid September, but teams form as late as mid October. Our contests are held end of Nov thru Dec.

Click here to see more information about starting an FTC team >>


A direct link to a YouTube video showing the 6 minute FTC video is here: 

FTC Live Stream!

Check out the live action from the FIRST Tech Challenge on USTREAM

Contest runs from 11am until about 5pm