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UTD Coaches Clinic – Programming FTC Robots
2016-07-20 @ 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.
FIRST Tech Challenge robots use an electronics control system designed around Android smartphone technology. This session presents the common control system components and provides hands-on training in FTC application programming using Android Studio and the Java Programming Language. No prior knowledge of Android or Java programming is needed for this session. Topics include:
– Introduction and connections of control system components
– The Android Studio / FTC application programming environment
– Basic gamepad programming for robot navigation
– Arm and servo programming
– Touch and other sensors
– Autonomous mode programming
– (time permitting) Motor encoder sensors