Design It! Pittsburgh

2016-2017 Season - Workshop

Event Information


Saturday September 17, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Robert Morris University
Sewall Center
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108


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10:00 AMTeams Arrive and Check-in
10:15 AMWorkshop Begins
12:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 PMWorkshop Resumes
3:00 PMEvent Complete

Event Details

Workshop Series

Design It!, Build It!, Program It!, and Drive It! are a series of teams-helping-teams workshops to help teams jump start their robot design, build, and programming skills, as well as providing practice time on the field. Coaches, mentors, lead students, and volunteers will work directly with teams to help them prepare for their first scrimmage or Tournament.

  • Design It! is focused on game strategy and robot design, with initial robot building.
  • Build It! continues the robot build process with help for initial programming.
  • Program It! is focused on programming in either Java/Android Studio and FTC App Inventor. Bring a laptop that either is or can be set up for one of the development environments.
  • Drive It! provides the opportunity to test and tweak your robot on a full competition field. Practice with and against other teams.

Share your expertise with other teams! Contact if you would like to present/lead/support a topic area at any these workshops. Non-robot/programming topic areas are also welcomed, including engineering notebook, judging, fund raising, outreach, etc.

What To Bring

These are hands on workshops. To get the most out of the workshops, please bring what you can of the following as appropriate for this workshop:

  • Programming laptop
  • 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 screw driver
  • Robot parts – Tetrix, Matrix, and other parts
  • Tools
  • Logitech F310 Gamepads
  • Charged Tetrix batteries and charger
  • Power strip
  • Safety glasses

Team Registration Information

Participating Teams

Team # Team Name Organization Location
8867 Broken Image Link Independant Franklin Park, PA
10083 Mars Robotics Mars Robotics Association Valencia, PA
11554 Bot of Gold P.A.R.T.S., inc. Pittsburgh, PA
99907 rUbOkTiCs Friends Pittsburgh, PA
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