Partial funding for FIRST Tech Challenge team materials is now available to U.S. public and charter school teachers.
Thanks to News Corp & DonorsChoose.org. Teachers can receive funding for robot parts, tools, 3D printers, or any other team materials! For more information:
San Diego FTC hopes you enjoyed being the first robotics competition as part of the 2018 California State Games
A HUGE hearty thank you to our Volunteers and Hosts at Mater Dei High School!
Congratulations to our First medalists!!!
Gold Medalists: 8496 Heat it Up and Keep it Cool & 8606 RSF Intergalactic Dragons
Silver Medalists: 8081 Knight of the Lab Table & 12525 Wolf Corp. Robotics
Bronze Medalists: 12635 Kuriosity Robotics & 4216 Rise of Hephaestus
Team Inspiration is hosting an FTC training camp from July 16 through July 20, the week after the California State Games. Attached is the flyer!
FTC Team 9261 Level Up is hosting a Notebook Training Seminar on June 6 at Sage Creek High School! The engineering notebook is an extremely important aspect of FTC, and is the key criteria for several of the judged awards. We would like to share our notebook process and experience to help raise the bar even higher for the region. Main points that we plan on covering include but are not limited to: formatting, content, organization, and individuality. We will also have a guest speaker from 3848 Shockwave and 8097 Botcats to compare different approaches to the notebook from different teams. Please bring your notebook as well if you have one so that we analyze it together.
Sage Creek High School
3900 Cannon Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Classroom number 3206
6:30 - 8:30 PM
If you would like to attend please RSVP at email@example.com
9261 Level Up
FTC Robot Construction Boot Camp
The Grauer School will be presenting an “FTC Robot Construction Boot Camp” next week from July 16-20. Their first session of this camp was very successful, with students saying it was an extremely useful program that will give them a huge headstart on being a productive member of an FTC team next year. They still have 5 spots open for next week’s camp, and they’d like to fill up this camp so more San Diego FTC teams can be ready to have a spectacular season next year! Click on this link to learn more about the program and sign up for next week’s camp: https://www.grauerschool.com/academics/summer-school
Join us for an exciting week of intensive FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robot Construction! This camp is for High School students entering 9th through 12th grades in the fall, and the camp is open to Grauer students and students from other schools. Students are welcome at all knowledge levels, whether you’re just learning about robotics, or if you already have some experience on an FTC Robotics team and want to learn more.
During this weeklong Robotics Boot Camp, students will build a fully functional robot using FTC-approved parts and programming. Each student will learn all aspects of hardware and software design that goes into building an FTC robot. Students will work in small teams to design, build, and program an FTC robot from the ground up.
FTC robots can be up to 18" in length. The robots will be built using the following parts:
This Boot Camp program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview so students will have a working knowledge of each aspect of the FTC Robotics program. This will give them a big head start if they’re interested in joining an FTC team or similar robotics program at their school during the school year, because they'll be able to step in and take on any of the roles in a robotics team with confidence.
This cost for this camp is $245 with an additional Materials Fee of $30, for a total of $275 per student. This camp has a maximum of 12 students, so sign up quickly to reserve your spot!
First Session: (June 25 – 29, Daily 9-12)
Second Session: (July 16 – 20, Daily 9-12)
Camp Instructor Bio:
Liam Murphy is the owner of Netsapien Computing and has worked for the last 30 years as a computer consultant and network engineer. He has served as mentor and lead mentor for FRC and FTC teams for many years, and has been actively involved in FIRST Robotics at the competition level, working as both referee and judge. Liam currently teaches Engineering Design and mentors the Shockwave FTC team at The Grauer School.
Congratulations to all 7 San Diego FTC teams on a great showing at the Worlds & being part of a great community!
4216 Rise of Hephaestus
9261 Level Up
11411 Cherry Pi
12499 Gear Up
Congratulations to the named honors!
4216 ROH & 9441 Sindicate on Jemison Semi-Finalist Alliance
7696 Design Finalist
4216 Connect Finalist
And congratulations to 4216 for a World Record score of 688!