3rd Annual NTX FRC Coach, Mentor, and Student workshops

November 3 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm, Academy High School

Come join us and spend a day learning from each other and getting to know one another better! Our goal is to help North Texas FRC teams grow.

The structure of the day is that each veteran team who registers presents 45 minutes on a topic.  Your team members could come share something they do really well, or you could lead a round table about a topic so that we can all share and learn together.

We hope to cover a wide range of topics such as mechanical, electrical, programming, marketing, branding, team structure and organization, but the agenda is really up to you! Rookie teams welcome!  Feel free to bring up to five student leaders with you. The event is free; lunch is $10.

More information is available from https://www.ntxrobotics.com/2018-ntx-coach-and-mentor-workshop .

FTC Scrimmage / Workshop at Hedrick Middle School

October 27 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm, Hedrick Middle School

Registration for this event coming soon.

Hello FIRST Tech Challenge teams and North Texas volunteers!

FTC teams 11563 “Hedrick Garage” and 7172 “Technical Difficulties” are pleased to announce a robot workshop and scrimmage for Saturday, October 27, at Hedrick Middle School in Lewisville. The purpose of the workshop/scrimmage is to allow teams to share ideas and prepare for competitions.  We will also be using this event as an opportunity to train event volunteers and officials (referees, judges, scorekeepers, inspectors) for the upcoming season.

A tentative schedule is below:

10:00 Doors open, robot building, testing, and workshop
12:00 Lunch (teams may need to bring their own lunches)
1:00 Scrimmage matches (and more building)
4:00 Load-out

Even if you don’t have a working or complete robot, we encourage you to attend the event. There will be veteran team members and experts available to help you with your robot and share ideas and suggestions! And yes, we will have scrimmage matches so that people (teams, referees, officials) can become more familiar with the game dynamics, but our main focus for the day is having a fun day with robots and helping everyone get prepared for competitions.

The scrimmage is free of charge, but we ask that you pre-register for the event (coming soon) so we know how many to expect and can send further scrimmage details.  If you are bringing multiple teams, please register once for each team.  Please register if you are coming, even if you don’t have a robot or don’t intend to participate in scrimmage matches.

For more information, contact Patrick Michaud (pmichaud@pobox.com).  We hope to see you on Saturday!

FTC 11563 and FTC 7172