Saturday October 10, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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|Volunteers Arrive and Check-in
|Teams Arrive and Check-in
|PSU Great Valley Engineering Lab Tour
|Practice Field Open
We are excited to be working with our hosts Penn State Great Valley on the Program It! Eastern PA Workshop.
In addition to our FTC workshops, you will learn about Penn State Great Valley engineering opportunities plus tour their new $2.5 million Engineering Suite, which includes high-tech classrooms, a fully equipped circuits lab, robotics center and a fabrication and design facility outfitted with the latest engineering technologies. This state-of-the-art facility gives students hands-on experience using professional engineering equipment and software, such as multiple 3D printers, machining centers, a laser engraver, and other shop tools.
There are two hands on workshops available plus a practice field with the FIRST RES-Q game elements. Choose the option that works best for you.
New Technology Introduction Workshop
Instructor: Jim Rumbaugh
New or just getting started with the FTC New Technology components? This workshop is for you. Topics include New Tech Review and Demo, Anderson Powerpoles, Driver Station, Robot Controller, Driving the Robot, Introduction to Development Tools and the FTC Software Development Kit (SDK), Creating a New OpMode, Interacting with sensors, motors and servos, and Troubleshooting the system.
Leave with a configured programming laptop, experience in setting up and using the FTC New Technology, and confidence to charge ahead into the season!
New Technology Advanced Workshop
Instructor: Brian Hildebrandt
Feeling comfortable with the basics and ready to dive in? In this workshop we are going to dive head first into the programming challenge with the new technology platform. This will be largely a hands on lab so you will be writing code and building the robot controller application just as you will need to do for this year’s challenge. We are going to learn about Java, Object Oriented Programming, Syntax and Structure, How to Navigate Java Doc (specific to our new platform), how to create and develop our own OpModes, and how to manage the OpMode registry. We will learn how to use the On Board Sensors of the Android device in our OpMode for navigational controls as well as interacting with our new and legacy controllers and devices.
What to bring for the Workshops
These are hands on workshops. To get the most out of the workshops, please bring what you can of the following:
- Programming laptop – For the Advanced Workshop, Java SE 8, Android Studio and ftc_app must be installed and configured
- FTC New Technology components: Electronics Modules (Base Kit) and/or Electronics Modules & Sensor Kit (Full Kit), USB cables
- ZTE Speed phones, OTG USB cable, USB hub
- Legacy components: DC Motor controllers, Servo controllers, Sensors, I2C cables
- DC Motors, Servos, cables and wires, slotted screwdriver
- Logitech F310 Gamepads
- Charged Tetrix batteries and charger
- Power strip
- Safety glasses
FIRST RES-Q Practice Field
Part of your team need some time with the field and the FIRST RES-Q game elements? We will have workspaces, a collaboration area, and a complete practice field available for your team. Remember to bring a power strip and safety glasses.
Team Registration Information
|Garnet Valley High School
|Glen Mills, PA
|Academy of Notre Dame
|OUT of the BOX
|Downingtown Area Robotics
|Unionville Chadds-Ford School District
|Kennett Square, PA
|MASH Triage Unit
|Friends of 401
|Pottstown , PA
|Pottstown High School
|Rhyme Know Reason
|First State Robotics
|York Country Day School
|Friends of 401
|Covenant Christian Academy
|Charles F Patton Middle School
|Kennett Square, PA
|TechFire Robotics of York
|TM Friends and Neighbors
|Ellicott City, MD