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UTD Coaches Clinic – Intro to FTC and TETRIX robots
2016-07-19 @ 1:00pm - 4:30pm
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED!
Calling all FTC coaches, mentors, and educators! Come brush up on your knowledge & skills during the summer break and hear proven tips for improving team performance. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Patrick Michaud, renowned FIRST coach with several world-ranked teams. Space is limited – first come, first serve. Pre-registration is required and all sessions will remain open for registration until filled.
The session introduces coaches to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition and provides some hands-on training in building FTC robots using the standard TETRIX robot construction kit. Topics to be covered include:
-Introduction to FTC and season overview
– Basic components of the TETRIX robotics kit
– Key robot mechanical principles: channels, motors, axles, wheels, gears
– Hands-on build of a simple competition robot