Build It! Philadelphia

2017-2018 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information


Saturday October 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Central High School
1700 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141


12:00 PMTeams Arrive and Check-in
12:15 PMWorkshop Begins
4:00 PMEvent Complete

Team Powered

This event is hosted and managed by FTC Teams 5320 RoboLancers Gold and 6676 RoboLancers Crimson.

Event Details

Workshop Series

Design It!, Build It!, Program It!, and Drive It! are a series of teams-helping-teams workshops to help teams start or advance 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. Jump Start! is a single workshop combining aspects of the above series tailored to the needs of the attending teams.

  • 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, FTC App Inventor, or Blocks. 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.

This event contains both Build It! and Program It! aspects in side-by-side workshops with Mechanical/Electrical in one room, and Java Programming across the hall. Teams leave with a driving robot chassis. This event is limited to 8 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:

  • Engineering Notebook
  • Programming laptop / CAD laptop
  • FTC New Technology components: modules, cables
  • Driver station and robot controller phones, OTG USB cable, USB hub
  • DC Motors, Servos, cables and wires, slotted screw driver
  • Robot parts – Tetrix, Matrix, and other parts
  • Tools
  • Gamepads
  • Charged batteries and charger
  • Power strip
  • Safety glasses

Team Registration Information

Participating Teams

Team # Team Name Organization Location
5224 Robowolves Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
5506 RoboOwls Edison High School Philadelphia, PA
5514 Parkway RoboHounds Parkway Center City Philadelphia, PA
6540 Lincoln1 Abraham Lincoln High School Philadelphia, PA
6677 TecHeads Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
8480 Technabots Philadelphia High School for Girls Philadelphia, PA
13240 Swenson Robotics Swenson Arts & Technology High School Philadelphia, PA
13347 Project Home Robotics Project Home Philadelphia, PA
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