Drive It! Philadelphia

2019-2020 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information


Saturday November 23, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Carver Engineering and Science
1600 W Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19121


11:00 AMVolunteers arrive for setup
12:00 PMTeams arrrive and workshop begins
4:00 PMTeams depart, start breakdown
4:30 PMBreakdown complete, volunteers depart

Team Powered

This event is hosted and managed by FTC Teams 9570 Gear Girls and 5321 Tech Heroes.

Event Details

Workshop Series

Design It!, Build It!, Program It!, Drive It!, and Jump Start! 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, OnBot Java, 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.
  • Jump Start! brings elements of Design It!, Build It!, and Program It! together tailored to the attending teams needs.

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
5320 RoboLancers Gold Central High School Philadelphia, PA
5321 Tech Heroes Carver HSES Philadelphia, PA
5514 Parkway RoboHounds Parkway Center City Middle College Philadelphia, PA
6540 Railsplitter Abraham Lincoln High School Philadelphia, PA
6606 Cyber Mustangs Murrell Dobbins CTE Philadelphia, PA
6676 RoboLancers Crimson Central High School Philadelphia, PA
8480 Technabots Philadelphia HS for Girls Philadelphia, PA
8730 Robogriffins Academy @ Palumbo High School Philadelphia, PA
9568 Olney Trojan Robotics Olney Charter High School / ASPIRA of PA Philadelphia, PA
9570 Gear Girls Carver E&S Philadelphia, PA
11493 Upside Down Science Leadership Academy at Beeber Philadelphia, PA
12308 Bodine Ambassadors Bodine High School Philadelphia, PA
13347 Binary Bots Project HOME Philadelphia, PA
14553 Tertius Oculus KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy Philadelphia, PA
15521 U-Botics The U School Philadelphia, PA
16661 Mansion RoboKnights Strawberry Mansion High School Philadelphia, PA
16663 High School of the Future High School of the Future Philadelphia, PA
16665 Falcon Robotics Furness High School Philadelphia, PA
16941 Wrench Toast Central High School Philadelphia, PA
17644 CCSA Sabers Chester Charter Scholars Academy Chester, PA
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