Drive It! Philadelphia

2021-2022 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information


Saturday December 11, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Central High School
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141


Registration is required.
Registration closes 1 week before the event date.


Refreshments will be available for purchase.


9:00 amTeams Arrive and Check-in
9:15 amWorkshop Begins
12:00 pmLunch
12:45 pmWorkshop Resumes
3:00 pmEvent Complete

Event Host

This event is hosted and managed by the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition.

Event Host Special Requirements

All people present at a Philadelphia Robotics Coalition event must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement applies to event staff, volunteers, coaches, mentors, students, and spectators. See for full details.

Team Powered

This event is hosted and managed by the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition supported by FTC Team 5320 RoboLancers Gold, FTC Team 6676 RoboLancers Crimson, FTC Team 16941 Wrench Toast.

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
  • Robot electronic and mechanical parts
  • Driver station controller and robot controller
  • Gamepads
  • Charged batteries and charger
  • Tools
  • Power strip
  • Safety glasses

Team Registration Information

Registered Teams

CountTeam #Team NameOrganizationLocationAttendees
14400Gearhead GroupParkway Center City Middle CollegePhiladelphia, PA7
25320RoboLancers GoldCentral High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA12
35321Tech HeroesCarver HSESPhiladelphia, PA11
45488Robo DragonsFreire Charter HighPhiladelphia, PA6
555055505 FrankfordFrankford High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA13
65514Parkway RoboHoundsParkway Center City Middle CollegePhiladelphia, PA8
76540RailsplitterAbraham Lincoln High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA8
86676RoboLancers CrimsonCentral High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA12
97883Iron PatriotsPenn Wood High SchoolLansdowne, PA9
108480TechnabotsGirls' High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA12
118730RoboGriffinsAcademy at PalumboPhiladelphia, PA12
129222O'Hara RoboticsCardinal O'Hara High SchoolSpringfield, PA11
139570Gear GirlsCarver HSESPhiladelphia, PA9
1412308Bodine AmbassadorsBodine High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA18
1513347Binary BotsProject HOMEPhiladelphia, PA7
1613378FLC RobocatsFranklin Learning CenterPhiladelphia, PA6
1715521U-BoticsThe U SchoolPhiladelphia, PA7
1816941RoboLancers CobaltCentral High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA12
1918572West Philly SpeedbotsWest Philadelphia High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA7
2019698Fels STEAM Punkssamuel fels high schoolphiladelphia, PA9


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