Build It! Philadelphia

2023-2024 Season - Team Powered Workshop

Event Information


Saturday October 7, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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


9:00 amVolunteers Arrive and Set Up
10:00 amTeams Arrive and Check-in
10:15 amWorkshop Begins
12:00 pmLunch
12:45 pmWorkshop Resumes
3:00 pmEvent Complete

Team Powered

This event is hosted by the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition.

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 the event host 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 Work in Progress Central High School Philadelphia, PA
5321 TechHeroes Carver High School of Engineering and Science Philadelphia, PA
6540 Rail Splitters Abraham Lincoln High School Philadelphia, PA
6606 Dobbins Force Murrell Dobbins High School Philadelphia, PA
6676 Crimson Knights Central High School Philadelphia, PA
8480 Technabots Philadelphia High School For Girls Philadelphia, PA
8730 Robogriffins Academy At Palumbo Philadelphia, PA
9570 Gear Girls Carver High School of Engineering and Science Philadelphia, PA
13347 Project Home Robotics Team Project HOME Philadelphia, PA
21680 George FoxBotics Friends Select School Philadelphia, PA
22280 Into the SLAMmer Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
22281 SLAMMMD Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
22282 SLAMPHIBIANS Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
22283 SLAM DUNK Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
22284 SLAM GREG Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
22285 SLAM SHADY Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA
23536 Fearless Forklifters Newtown Middle School Newtown, PA
23998 Mastbaum Jules E Mastbaum Area Vocational School Philadelphia, PA
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