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Online Video Workshop Library

FIRST Washington and ORTOP have partnered together to bring some online training videos to FRC & FTC teams in the community. For a library of those videos click here. If you have an idea for a video you do not see here, email Adrienne Rime at arime@firstwa.org

September:

9/15: Virtual Pits! 7pm

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9/18/21: FTC Kickoff!

Remote Kickoff:

You will be able to watch the kickoff presentation remotely at 9:00 am pst by going to the FTC Program page of firstinspires.org

Tuesdays with Kevin-

Here is the link to join the meetings. The link will stay the same from week to week. Feel free to forward this info to the students & mentors on your team!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82913817510pwd=SEZPeC9UQmk2dkpWRFFsaXdkaWxvdz09

9-14: All about drive bases!

9-21: Kevin will be talking about how your team can use onshape CAD to design your robot. Onshape works very well with groups of students sharing CAD files. Come find out how it can work for you.

Here is the link to join the meetings. The link will stay the same from week to week. Feel free to forward this info to the students & mentors on your team!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82913817510pwd=SEZPeC9UQmk2dkpWRFFsaXdkaWxvdz09

9-28: Come listen to Mike Magruder who will talk about source code control. Come learn how your team can use git & github to make your programming efforts more efficient & safe

October:

10/7- Coaches Chat 7pm

Topic: FTC Coaches Chat

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83846694396?pwd=SGNWeVpiZFVreTd4b1Y5WWJhL1g0Zz09

Meeting ID: 838 4669 4396

Passcode: 128537

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November:

Nov 12-14:  1st set of league events, venues TBD

December:

Dec 10-12:  2nd set of league events, venues TBD

January:

Jan 15 & 16:  Interleague Championships, venues TBD

What is FIRST® Tech Challenge?

FIRST® Tech Challenge is a learning opportunity designed for youths grades 9-12. With a new challenge every year, students must design, build, program robots to compete with and against other teams.

FTC teams can be formed in schools or other youth-based organizations and are led by two or more adult mentors and to help educate and guide them in the challenge they’ve been given. Mentors guide the students in raising funds, designing, and maintaining the team brand, and working with their community to earn awards.

Each year, FIRST® provides teams with a new challenge that focuses on real-world issues that scientists and engineers are facing today. Students work together to design, build, and program their robots, preparing for the competition season.

One of the goals of FTC  is to recognize the journey the students go on through the season, the students must create an Engineering Notebook that tracks the teams’ season; it should include all the work they put in over the season, what obstacles they overcame, and what lessons they learned.

Volunteers and teachers are the lifeblood of the program – they make it happen. Volunteering with FIRST® Washington is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, and there is a unique role for every person.

FTC is preparing youth to be the future leaders of the STEM field by approaching robotics as a team sport rather than a classroom subject. Our goal is to make learning fun and ignite a passion for discovery and creativity. Participants say that it is the “Hardest fun you’ll ever have!”

FIRST® TECH CHALLENGE SUPPORTS YOU

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach, volunteer, or team member, FIRST® Washington has your back every step of the way. We’ve built an array of resources to help guide you, solve problems, and make your robotics journey a success.

Students

FIRST® Washington makes sure that students have all they need to be inspired, develop their talents and do their best in FIRST® Tech Challenge. Our resources make it easy to find the answers you need.

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Educators

FIRST® Washington gives educators access to helpful online toolkits, detailed instructions, and connections to resources, including a free, comprehensive online curriculum and professional development.

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Volunteers

Volunteering with FIRST® Tech Challenge is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, with unique roles for every person that are all significant to the success of the students.

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