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FTC-09 - FTC Coaches Training Workshop, Sep 17-18

Calling all FIRST Tech Challenge coaches, mentors, and educators! Come brush up on your knowledge & skills during the summer break and hear proven tips for improving team performance. This is a "hands on" workshop where attendees get experience building and programming robots, including the new REV Robotics hubs and sensors. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Patrick Michaud, the North Texas FTC Affiliate Partner and FIRST coach with several world-ranked teams.

This workshop will consist of four half-day sessions; each session is $30 (thus $120 to attend all four). We will provide robot materials and computers to use during the workshop. (Lunch is not provided, but there are many on-campus options for lunch, and we have refrigerator/microwave for those who wish to bring lunch.)

Sessions for this workshop are:

Sep 17 (9a-12n): Intro to FTC and robot construction
– Introduction to FTC and season overview
– Basic components of the REV robotics kit
– Key robot mechanical principles
– Hands-on build of a simple competition robot

Sep 17 (1p-4:30p): Beginning Programming for FTC
– Introduction to control system components (REV Robotics)
– OnBot Java programming environment
– Basic gamepad programming for navigation
– Arm and servo programming
– Touch sensors

Sep 18 (9a-12n): Intermediate programming and competition prep
– FTC competition: robot game, awards
– Engineering notebooks
– Other building systems, materials, and tools
– Autonomous mode programming
– Motor encoders

Sep 18 (1p-4:30p): Programming and building for success
– Basic game, robot design, and alliance strategies
– (Un)Successful robot designs and devices
– Principles of leverage, gears, center of gravity
– Color sensing
– Gyro/IMU sensors
– Driver automation

Each session is $30 -- add this workshop to your cart and then select the session(s) you would like to attend. For more information, email .

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