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2015 FTC Kickoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Edelman   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

NorCal FTC Community -

Excitement is building for the FTC Kickoff on Saturday Sep. 12th at Valley Christian High School  in San Jose!


We are planning for a day full of FTC Fun!


Teams that have completed their FTC registration for the 2015 season will receive a game element!




FIRST Tech Challenge changed the schedule this year and the global game release is at 12pm EDT (9am PDT), 3 hours earlier that in previous years!


We are modifying our schedule accordingly!


8:30am Doors Open
9:00am-11:00am Game Unveil!
11:00am-12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm Workshops
1:00pm-2:00pm Workshops
2:00pm-3:00pm Worshops


The Workshops (tentative - subject to change in topics and schedule)


12pm-1pm New Technology Overview
Engineering Notebooks
Programming for Rookies
Working with GitHub
Java for FTC
1pm-2pm New Technology Overview
Robot Inspection for Dummies
Judging Overview
3d modeling with PTC
Working with App Inventor
2pm-3pm New Technology Overview
Useful Tools for FTC
Using 3d Printing
Team Scouting
Working with Android Studio


The workshops will have limited attendance and we will be using EventBrite

to manage the registration process. Details will follow soon.


See you on the 12th!

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Preliminary Championship Schedule
Saturday 2/21:
Setup starts ~3pm
TEAMS: Judging / Inspections 5-8pm

Sunday 2/22:

TEAMS: Pits open at 8am
Judging / Inspection Closes at 9:30am
Opening Ceremony at 10am
Qualifying Rounds  10:30am to 3pm
Alliance Selection - Semis / Finals
Award Ceremony at 5:30pm
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Kit of Parts ordering is through the TIMS registration site.  Teams will be directed to a page with three options to order through:

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  3. Pitsco: Mindstorms / Tetrix kits

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