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New FTC Controllers Tutorials

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Florida FTC Workshop Presentation Downloads:

2014 Florida FTC Season Kickoff Presentations on September 6, 2014

  1. “FTC Awards and How To Win Them” - Download

  2. “Lessons Learned in a Rookie Season” - Download

  3. “Mechanical Design Workshop” - Download

  4. “Stopping Robot Failures” - Download

  5. Official US First Document on NXT Lockups” - Download

  6. FTC Scouting” - Download

  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to FTC Fundraising. Don't Panic!” - Download Sample sponsorship request letter

 

2013 Florida FTC Season Kickoff Presentations on September 7, 2013

  1. “FTC Awards and How To Win Them” - Download

  2. "THINK ABOUT IT, The Engineering Notebook Workshop, 2013-14 Notebook Changes and Judging Tips" - Download

  3. "Know Yourself, Know Your Opponent: Sun Tzu and the Art of FTC Strategy and Scouting" - Download

  4. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!" - Download

  5. Sample Fundraising Spreadsheet - Download

  6. Sample Fundraising Letter - Download

  7. "Why do Robots Stop Operating on the Competition Field" - Download

  8. "Mechanical Design"

  9. Presentation Without Embedded Video (Reduced Resolution) - Download (~4MB)

  10. Presentation Without Embedded Video - Download (~72MB) 

  11. Presentation With Embedded Video - Download (~236MB)

 

2012 Florida FTC Season Kickoff Presentations on September 8, 2012

  1. Mechanical Design - Download

  2. Video Production Tips - Download

 

FTC Basic Robot Design on August 2, 2012 - Download

FTC ROBOTC Workshop on July 30, 31 & August 1, 2012 - Download

FTC Strategy Workshop on July 7, 2012 - Download

Mechanical Design Tips for the 2011 Bowled Over! Game (~25MB) - Download

Using Sensors and Encoders for the 2011 Bowled Over! Game (~1.5MB) - Download

Tournament Day Tips (~1MB) - Download

Scouting and Strategy - Download Presentation (~11MB) - Download example Scouting Sheet (2010 Season)

 

Links to Training Resources:

TETRIX for FTC Building Guide and Webinars - www.tetrixrobotics.com/ftc

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy - www.ftctraining.com

Production Tips for Creating Video for FTC Judging - Download

Book: FTC Robotics: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Secrets 2011/12 Edition - Order Here

Powering an FTC Robot with Anderson Connectors video by team 5454, dent in the universe - youtu.be/FFLUvim80Yk

 

Marketing Information:

Two-page flyer describing the progression of FIRST programs in Florida - Download

 

Links to Purchasing Robot Parts, Materials, and Tools:

LEGO Education site for FTC Team discount - parts.ftcrobots.com

Modern Robotics Inc. - www.modernroboticsinc.com

HiTechnic - www.hitechnic.com

Tools and most allowed materials - www.mcmaster.com

Plastic sheet - www.usplastic.com

Sheet aluminum and plastic sheet - www.onlinemetals.com

ChapR - Two game controller wireless (Bluetooth) driving of an FTC robot without a PC -www.thechapr.com

 

Links to Royalty Free Music:

Incompetech: incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

 

Open Source Music: www.opensourcemusic.com/

 

More here: creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos with information about how to use and identify CC music.

 

 

 

Links to FIRST related Robotics Web Sites:

FIRST Robotics - www.usfirst.org

FIRST Tech Challenge [Ken’s] Blog - www.firsttechchallenge.blogspot.com

FIRST in Florida - firstfl.org

Florida FIRST Robotics Regional Competition - www.floridafirstregional.com

Florida FIRST LEGO League - Send E-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chief Delphi: Unofficial FIRST forum - www.chiefdelphi.com

NEMO (Non-Engineering Mentor Organization) is a support group and information exchange for those adult non-engineering mentors who help teams as part of the FIRST Robotics Program - www.firstnemo.org

 

Links for purchasing materials to build playing field elements:

Blocks for the 2013 Game - www.andymark.com/product-p/ftc-2013.htm 

McMaster-Carr - www.mcmaster.com

Grainger Industrial Supply - www.grainger.com

MSC Industrial Supply - www1.mscdirect.com

 

Purchase a playing field or download instructions for building a low-cost field:

FIRST Perimeter Field Kit - www.andymark.com/FTC-Field-p/am-0481a.htm

Half-Height FIRST Perimeter Field Kit - www.andymark.com/product-p/am-2421.htm

Build Your Own Low Cost Field Perimeter Wall - Download

 

SoftTiles for the playing field:

SoftTiles - www.softtiles.com (Place your order by telephone and ask for the FTC team discount.)

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