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Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

The following topics are covered in version #8 of the Florida FTC Newsletter:

1.            Important Game Manual Update – Changes to Autonomous to TeleOp Transition

2.            Finalizing State Championship Plans

3.            League Event Updates

4.            Balancing Stone – Sharp Edges (FIRST Repeat Announcement)

5.            Minimum Requirement Software Version Update (FIRST Repeat Announcement)

6.            FIRST Parody Contest  (FIRST Repeat Announcement)

reetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

I hope everyone has seen the FTC Relic Recovery game animation video and has been studying the rules in Part II of the Game Manual. I also encourage you to also read Part 1 of the game manual as this document also has a few changes this season. All of this information can be found on the following FIRST webpage https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/game-and-season. If you have any questions about the rules in the game manual, team should post those questions on the FTC Forum to get officially clarification (https://ftcforum.usfirst.org/).

As your team starts thinking about their robot design to address the challenges of the Relic Recovery game challenges, we have some information that will help you prepare for the season. The following topics are covered in version #5 of the Florida FTC Newsletter:

1.            Florida FTC Kick-off Training Presentations Available

2.            Changes to the League This Season

3.            Software Tip From Kyle Hoyt: Reading the Special Vision Targets

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

It has been over a week since my last Florida FTC email newsletter and a lot has happen since then. The Relic Recovery game has been released and we have been dealing with hurricane Irma. I hope that everyone is safe and back in your house.  Given the number of people in Florida that are still without power, I am assuming that some of you still might not be back to your regular routine. I hope the recovery process in your area happens quickly and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

In the coming days, I will be sending out additional information to help you prepare for the FTC season. In today’s email, I am going to tell you about two grant opportunities that are available to teams in Florida. The following are the grant opportunities I have included in this email:

1.            Hurricane Irma Rookie Team Grants

2.            Florida FTC Rockwell Collins Grants

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

This is a reminder that the FTC game will be posted on the FIRST website at noon EDT tomorrow, September 9, 2017. Part 2 of the Game Manual as well as the game animation at noon on Saturday at the following FIRST web page: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/game-and-season

We have five items for you today.

1.            Florida Virtual Kick-off Event

2.            Physical Kick-off Events Canceled

3.            New FTC Software Release

4.            Online Document for Android Control System

5.            New Volunteer Registration System

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

I believe that many of Florida county school systems have returned back to school and it shows in our team registration numbers.  We currently have 62 registered FTC teams in Florida and our league volunteers are making great progress on identifying event locations and dates. As a reminder to everyone, you can always go to the following web page to see all of the scheduled events that we have across Florida: http://ftc.flfirst.org/index.php/season/events. We currently have four kick-off events scheduled and the primary purpose of this email it provide more details about the planned activities at each of the locations.  In the coming weeks, I do expect to see a number of league events to get posted on the www.flfirst.org event registration system.

The main focus of our first newsletter of the season is about the four kick-off events being held in Florida. However, I do have a several other important topics to help you prepare for this upcoming season.  Please share this information with your team members, parents, and mentors.

1.            Florida FTC Kick-off Events (Schedule)– September 9, 2017

2.            FIRST Team Registration System Documentation

3.            Registering for a Florida FTC Event

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