Build It! Philadelphia

2017-2018 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information

Date

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

Venue

Central High School
Gymnasium
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Agenda

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 Team 5320 RoboLancers Gold and FTC Team 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 ftc.events@pennfirst.org 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 NameOrganizationLocation
5224RobowolvesBoys' Latin of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
5506RoboOwlsEdison High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
5514Parkway RoboHoundsParkway Center CityPhiladelphia, PA
6540Lincoln1Abraham Lincoln High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
6677TecHeadsBoys' Latin of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
8480TechnabotsPhiladelphia High School for GirlsPhiladelphia, PA
13240Swenson RoboticsSwenson Arts & Technology High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
13347Project Home RoboticsProject HomePhiladelphia, PA
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