2015 FTC Team Workshop for the Android Platform

When: August 29th, 2015

Who: FTC teams and coaches

Where: QD Academy, 4100 Legacy Drive, Suite 404, Plano, 75024

            Registration: Free.

FTYSET.org and affiliated FTC team 8565 (TechnicBots) are hosting an FTC team workshop to help local FTC teams get acquainted with the new Android Technology platform and create an environment for FTC teams to share and learn. The workshop is going to be held on 8/29/2015, just in time before the next season Challenge to be released on 9/12/2015.

Workshop Agenda:

9:00am: Keynote speech on the new tournament structure in North Texas region this season (FTC region partner: Dr. Carter Tiernan from UTA)

9:30am-12:00pm: Sessions on hardware, debugging and software. Three different kinds of robots will be used throughout sessions: FTC competition Robot with new motor/servo controllers and sensor module, K9Robot which can be driven with the Robot Controller / Driver Station apps downloaded from Google Play store and a Sparring robot with legacy module and legacy motor controllers.


Hardware Topics

Software Topics

Setup/Debugging Topics

12:00pm-1:00pm: lunch break

1:00pm-3:00pm: Track #1: Team sharing sessions (30 minutes each).

1:00pm-1:30pm: Q and A on new tournament structure (Dave Davis from UTA)

1:30pm-2:00pm: Autonomous Programming (Live from Android Studio) shared by FTC team #7172 Technical Difficulties

2:00pm-2:30pm: Autonomous Navigation Topics shared by FTC team #6832 Iron Reign

2:30pm-3:00pm: GitHub Setup and Usage for Team Development and Wireless ADB Setup/Demo shared by FTC team #8565 TechnicBots

1:00pm-3:00pm: Track #2 – On field test with last season’s field and Robot The robots will use new Android technology to experience the new competition format in a friendly environment

There will also be a station available in the afternoon where a crimping tool and Anderson Connectors are provided for the teams to make their DC motor and legacy controller power wires compatible with Anderson connectors so they can connect to the new motor controllers and the power distribution modules.


Thanks for all the teams registered for the workshop. With over 20 teams registered, registration is now closed due to space limit.