Freight Frenzy Coach Email Volume 6: 9/21/21 – Please register your team!
Greetings Coaches & Mentors!
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST Tech Challenge information. Coaches in the FIRST system for the FREIGHT FRENZY season will be added weekly. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
Here are the updates I have for you today.
- FTC Game has been released!
- Please Register with FIRST and FIRST Washington
- Save the date! We will be having a remote build session Saturday, Oct 9
- Schedule for FTC Tuesday’s with Kevin
FTC Game has been released!
If you missed seeing the kickoff video on Saturday, you can view it here. Looks like we have an exciting season ahead!
Please register with FIRST & FIRST Washington!!
Now that the season is in full swing, we need teams to register both with FIRST and FIRST Washington so we can start planning for our League events.
- You can register with FIRST on your dashboard at firstinspires.org
- Click here to access the FW Registration form.
Save the date! We will be having a remote build session Saturday, Oct 9
Though the details are still being worked out, we wanted to make everyone aware of our remote build session on Saturday, October 9. This is something we have traditionally done in person in an “Open House” type format. We will have more information for everyone in our next team blast.
FTC Tuesday’s With Kevin 5:00 – 6:30 pm every Tuesday
This year Kevin is plans to organize various topics for his Tuesday afternoon workshops and we plan to post those topics and descriptions at the end of our regular team blast. Here is the information for the next two Tuesday’s with Kevin!
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.
Who should attend: Your design & CAD team or anyone who wants to learn how to use Onshape to CAD. No experience needed!
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.
Who should attend: Your Programming team or students who want to learn about programming. No experience needed!
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!
Important Dates & Deadlines
Nov 8: OSPI Grant closes (Public schools only)
Have a great week everyone!
FTC Program Delivery Partner
Director of Programs