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==Official Events==
==Official Events==

Revision as of 21:43, 6 January 2014

Students successfully participating in FTC will be eligible (but not required) to step up to the FRC program upon entering High School.

The 2013-2014 game is Block Party. Watch game animation.


The team will meet at the CCIU TCHS-Brandywine on:

  • Thursday evenings 6:00-9:00pm; and
  • Saturday afternoons 2:00-5:00pm

Any deviations from this schedule will be clearly communicated.

See the FTC Calendar and current events for more details.



Block Party! scoring model - Siri Maley
Common FTC Mechanisms & Manipulators - created by "FRC 294 Beach Cities Robotics"
Manipulator Design - created by "AndyMark
Designing for FTC with Tetrix Hints and Tips (2012) - created by "FTC 0001 Team Unlimited
Drivetrain mathematical model - adapted to FTC - Clem McKown
FTC Motor & Servo Specifications - Clem McKown
LabVIEW Software Setup for FIRST Tech Challenge 2013-2014
Tetrix for FTC (with Webinars for LabVIEW FTC programming)
FTC Resources from National Instruments (LabVIEW)
Tetrix files in SOLIDWORKS format - 1
Tetrix files in SOLIDWORKS format - 2
Tetrix files in SOLIDWORKS format - 3
IR Seeker Programming

Build Season

imho, Block Party! is an enormously rich game of strategy. Less certain about casual spectator appeal, but it's a heck of a game for players. Look up the rules. Watch game animation.

September build meetings
October build meetings
November build meetings
December build meetings
January build meetings

Official Events

FTC Kickoff - 7-September-2013
The deepest, darkest secrets of the 2013-2014 FIRST Tech Challenge game will be revealed to all true believers (and anyone else present as well). Will 18 x 18 x 18" robots need to pick up Medicine Balls? Will we need to isolate the controller from diesel fuel? If ya don't go, ya won't know! (unless, of course, you actually read the rules)
Hosted by the CCIU TCHS!
Duel on the Delaware - 19-October-2013
The team's first scrimmage. Both FRC 1640 and FTC 7314 participated. No, we weren't really ready for this, but it was a great experience.
Ramp Riot - 2-November-2013
A somewhat more formal scrimmage and we were far better prepared. Both FRC 1640 and FTC 7314 participated in this classic event hosted by team 341 Miss Daisy at Wissahickon High School, Ambler PA! FTC 7314 ended up 5th seed (out of 12).
Southeast Pennsylvania FTC Regional Qualifying Tournament - 16-November-2013
Our first qualifier. Hosted by the Oxford Area High school.
PA Rookies Qualifying Tournament - 11-January-2014
Hosted by Owen J Roberts High School.
South Central Pennsylvania FTC Regional Qualifying Tournament - 25-January-2014
FTC 7314's third qualifying event. Hosted by Penn State York.
Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament - 1-March-2014
FTC 7314 must qualify to participate. Held at Millersville University near Lancaster.
Eastern Super-Regional Championship Tournament - date TBA
A new level of competition for the 2013-2014 season. This event is so secret, that the date and location cannot be disclosed. However, we hear from our highly placed "00" sources, that it will be held "somewhere in Pennsylvania". Let's face it, though: if we don't qualify, we have no need to know.
FIRST Championship - 23-26 April-2014
Edward Jones Dome, St Louis MO. Will we be there? Can we qualify? It's a bit of a long shot, but we'll see.

Other Events

Mindstorm Monsters hits it big!
DAR FLL Scrimmage
DAR hosted an FLL Scrimmage on 23-November-2013 at the CCIU TCHS. 18 area teams participated.
Downingtown Area Robotics-TCHS-Penn FLL Qualifier - 7-December-2013
Downingtown's second annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Event will be held on 7 December, 2013 at the CCIU TCHS Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, PA. This competition was hosted by Downingtown Area Robotics to allow area FLL teams to compete and qualify for the Penn FLL Championship in this year's game, NATURE'S FURYSM.