2019 FLYSET FTC Workshop

Date: 08/24/2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Plano ISD, Rice Middle School, 8500 Gifford Dr., Plano, TX 75025

During the summer, the following FTC teams have been working on a joint Summer FTC Robot Study, and the results will be presented at the workshop.

FTC team 6566: Circuit Breakers (Fort Worth)
FTC team 7172: Technical Difficulties (Plano)
FTC team 8565: Technicbots (Plano)
FTC team 11341: ViBots (Plano)
FTC team 11472: Ravenclaw Robotics (Plano)
FTC team 15536: Liberty Cyberhawks (Frisco)
FTC team 16296: Wattever (Coppell)

The morning sessions of the workshop will cover the following topics:

— next season’s tournament format (Dr. Patrick Michaud, FTC Affiliate partner in North Texas)
— Robot chassis study (8 wheel suspension chassis)
— Robot extension system study (linear slide, rack and pinion, elevator, 4 bar linkage etc.)
— Robot software study topics (Mecanum chassis with Odometry Wheels)
— Robot control system study (REV Control Hub – North Texas region is the pilot region for the control hub)
— Robot CAD system study and tips/tricks: Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, TinkerCAD
— Engineering notebook
— Fundraising ideas

The afternoon sessions of the workshop consists of the following forums and workshops (sign up the spot at morning check in time, first come first serve)

— Blocks Programing 101 for general public (Call for help from fellow FTC teams to donate their robot and their programmer to serve as mentor in the session)
— OnBot Java programming refresher for FTC teams (Participant FTC teams bring your entire robot system including phones etc)
— Fusion 360 Quick intro and deep dive panel discussion
— Rookie team coach panel discussion (Call for FTC coaches as panelists)
— Demo field with freeform discussions with morning session presenters

FLYSET.org is also happy to announce the availability of the 2019 FLYSET & ACP FTC grant which provides a brand new set of TETRIX FIRST Tech Challenge Competition Set (Value of $532) to support a budget tight FTC team. For details, please see http://flyset.org/2019-flyset-ftc-acp-grant/

We will have products and certificates giveaways from Sponsors for the participating teams.

Please click here to register your team.

All participants must submit the signed waiver form from FIRST for attending the workshop. (Download form FIRSTWaiverForm)


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Presentation Files:

will be uploaded here on the workshop day (8/24/2019)