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TechBrick Program Information for FTC: Please Read and Review

Your and your child’s success will be greatly enhanced by your familiarity with your program. You and your student(s) should review the materials below.

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KEY SCHEDULE

  • Sept 11: All Team Kickoff Meeting (Pi Building):
    * FLLJr will have a short meeting at the Pi Building after the kick off (< 15 minutes)
    * FRC Stays at Pi Building until 9p for kickoff meeting
    * FLL/FTC can return to our main building for season work
  • Then every Tuesday meet at APG 6:30-9 (Tentative)
  • Nov-Dec: Regional Qualfiers
    • Team 7
      • Sat Jan 12, 2019: Mountain MD Qualifier, Garret College, McHenry, MD
      • Sun Jan 20, 2019: Montgomery Co. 2, Bullis School, Potomac MD
    • Team 4234
      • Sat Jan 12, 2019: Mountain MD Qualifier, Garret College, McHenry, MD
      • Sat, Jan 26, 2019, Prince George’s County Qualifier, Parkdale High School, Riverdale MD
    • Team 11215
      • Sun, Jan 13, 2019, Annapolis 2, US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
      • Sat, Jan 26, 2019, Prince George’s County Qualifier, Parkdale High School, Riverdale MD
  • Jan/Feb: Super Regional (pending qualification)
    • Sunday, March 3, 2019, State Championship, UMBC
  • April: World Championship (pending qualification)
    • April 24-27, 2019, Detroit, MI

+ This schedule may change based on student and mentor availability

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ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM

FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages, including Java. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with Super-Regional Championships and an exciting FIRST Championship.

Full Program Overview

http://info.firstinspires.org/first-launch-2019

Please take some time to view all the key pages at FIRSTINSPIRES (you do not need to complete any noted registrations).

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/what-is-first-tech-challenge

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/impact

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/team-basics

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/start-a-team

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/event-experience

We will handle team registration.

Game/Season Info

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/game-and-season

Read all the pages here. You do not need to register the team. We will handle that.

YouTube: Watch some of these videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/FIRSTTechChallenge

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REMINDER OF POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL FEES

Some events, particularly those including travel, may require additional fees beyond the dues. This is particularly true for the World Championships. Local events may incur food costs and minor travel expenses. These amount vary depending on the event and the level of fund raising.

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