Drive It! Pittsburgh

2017-2018 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information


Sunday October 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Venue Special Requirements

Carnegie Mellon University requires each participant to fill out, sign and bring their Understanding, Assumption of Risk & Release form. Those without an appropriately signed form will not be able to participate in the event.


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1:00 PMTeams Arrive and Check-in
1:15 PMWorkshop Begins
5:00 PMEvent Complete

Team Powered

This event is hosted and managed by FTC Teams 9820 Girls of Steel Hypatia and 9981 Girls of Steel Lovelace, and FRC Team 3504 Girls of Steel.

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.

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
9820 Girls of Steel Hypatia Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
9981 Girls of Steel Lovelace Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
11792 Bots Burgh Community Pittsburgh, PA
12468 TheIncredibles TheIncredibles Sewickley, PA
12556 ApolloVI Moon Area High School Moon Township, PA
12593 Yantrik private Bridgeville, PA
13336 Martians Mars Area Middle School Mars, PA
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