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!
For those who didn't see it - the 2018-2019 FTC Challenge is called Rover Ruckus! More to follow...but let your imaginations runs wild!
Flickr Album of 2018 Regional!
Congratulations to our 5 San Diego region teams advancing to the Super-Regionals!
Inspire award winner 7696 Singularity
Winning Alliance Captain 9441 Syndicate
Inspire Award Finalist 2 - 11128 Inspiration
Winning Alliance First Pick - 4216 Rise of Hephaestus (already advancing)
Inspire Award Finalist 3 - 11411 Cherry Pi
San Diego Regional Championships
Teams Eligible for Advancement
FTC Scoring Software © 2017-2018 FIRST®
Teams Eligible for Advancement generated at 02/26/18 10:59:36 PM
Advancement CriteriaTeam #
1. Inspire Award Winner 7696
2. San Diego Regional Championships Winning Alliance Captain9441
3. Inspire Award Finalist 2 11128
4. San Diego Regional Championships Winning Alliance First Pick 4216 - Already Advancing
5. Inspire Award Finalist 3 11411
6. San Diego Regional Championships Winning Alliance Second Pick 12823
7. Think Award Winner 9261
8. San Diego Regional Championships Finalist Alliance Captain 7696 - Advancing Above
9. Connect Award Winner 10092
10. San Diego Regional Championships Finalist Alliance First Pick 4262
11. Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner 11212
12. San Diego Regional Championships Finalist Alliance Second Pick 11128 - Advancing Above
13. Design Award Winner12666
14. Motivate Award Winner7159
15. Control Award Winner 9441 - Advancing Above
We still have one month to Jump Start our region!
As the San Diego First Tech Challenge affiliate partner, I wanted to reach out to you regarding First Tech Challenge (FTC) who just launched their 2018 Jump Start program!
Do you like working together, problem-solving, programming a robot, and much more. With FIRST® Tech Challenge Jump Start, it’s the perfect time to build those skills, learn new ones, and impact our future innovators.
FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start lets you start a team just for fun and get the resources and extra time needed to prepare for a successful 2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge season. Jump Start teams receive:
• a full credit towards the 2018/2019 season registration
• time to practice robot building and programming without the pressure of competition
• FIRST® Class, our FIRST Tech Challenge curriculum
• a discounted kit of parts
• up to $550 in needs-based grants if applicable*
• access to $50 million in scholarships
Register your team by March 30 to get a jump start and join the excitement of FIRST Tech Challenge. If your team needs additional help, up to $550 in needs-based grants are available through FIRST.
You can sign up and learn more here: http://info.firstinspires.org/firsttechchallenge-jumpstart-info-2018
Specific to the San Diego region, the first 20 teams who register for Jump Start 2018 and follow up by registering for the San Diego region competitions for the 2018-2019 season will also have their regional fee (approximately $250) waived thanks to the generosity of Qualcomm.
Jump Start teams will also be added to the SDFTC eblast list and be informed of any off season activities.
Lastly, you can sign up to the San Diego FTC Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cIL0AX to keep up to date with the latest updates for the San Diego FTC region starting now.
Thank you and go FIRST Tech Challenge!
Any questions? - just ask!
San Diego FTC – Affiliate Partner
The San Diego FTC Regional needs Volunteers! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out!
FIRSTInspires.org registered adults can go straight to this link AND the position descriptions can be found here as well!
Here is a link to details about the regional.