There are two programming languages that are available to teams in FIRST Tech Challenge. These are called LabVIEW and ROBOTC. There are pros and cons to each and here we list some of the ones we've found. Considering these, we chose to use Robot-C, but there are benefits to both. ...
How do you raise money? The age-old question of any FIRST team. We've broken down how we talk to our sponsors for your benefit.
What goes on during a tournament? What do you need to do? How can you prepare? The PowerPoint below can help you out!
Created by the wonderful Renee Becker, the FIRST Fundraising Toolkit is designed to help teams support their team through fundraising, sponsorships, and effective marketing. How do you do all this? Click to see more! Some of the resources included are Fish in the Boat's - can you find them? :)
If you would like to see the 2013 FTC Kickoff resources go here. This is a temporary page and eventually these resources will be on this page.
An engineering notebook is a tool to help engineers show their journey, their trials and errors, their mistakes and modifications, and all their ideas throughout their engineering process. ...
We know being a mentor can be challenging. How do you form a coherent team? Where are resources for teams? What are some problems other teams have had that you want to solve? See information from the Hands-On Workshop Mentor Roundtable!
Black Box Design
How do you go through the engineering process? How do you narrow down what you can accomplish? What's the best way to test and redesign? Ring It Up oriented but very useful.
What's the best way to set up a website? Why create one? Where and how? What do you put on a team website?
Transitioning from FLL to FTC
It's all FIRST to me webinar to help FLL teams transition into FTC. Watch the whole webinar here
Lightbulbs: FIRST has created a fundraiser for FIRST teams that is the girl scout cookie for FIRST students. visit http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/headlines/first-green-e-watt-saver for more information. Or look at our e-watt saver page! We are having trouble selling them and we believe that $15 would be a better price than $20.
Our team made a transition from FLL to FTC over the summer of 2010 blindfolded. We jumped in with two feet after fundraising $4500 door to door. The team found out fast how to change an FLL team into an FTC team. There were a lot of questions that we weren't able to answer. On this page, we will try to answer questions about FTC the best we can. If you have questions that this page does not answer, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!