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UTD Clinic – FTC Android Programming

2016-10-08 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This event is intended for coaches/mentors and programming members of a FTC team.
Please pre-register for the event.

Location: UTD Kusch Auditorium – FN 2.102 (map)
Parking: GOLD (yellow) or GREEN spaces in PS3 or Lot H

Presentation resources:
* Presentation slides (PDF)
Setting up Android Studio for FTC (PDF)

This will be a FTC clinic focusing on programming FTC robots using Android Studio (Java).  The clinic will be held at UT-Dallas on Saturday, October 8 from 1:00p to 4:00p in room FN 2.102 of the Founders North building (Kusch Auditorium).

The focus of the clinic will be programming and control systems using Android Studio, although we’ll be glad to discuss any topic pertaining to FTC.   If there are any specific programming topics you would like to see covered, please contact Patrick Michaud.  Currently the clinic is expected to cover:

– configuring phones and controllers
– FTC programming basics – OpModes and LinearOpModes
– motor and servo control
– gamepads and driving logic
– organizing code into functions
– sensor basics, including the color sensor from Modern Robotics
– threads and concurrency (time permitting)

We don’t expect to have any “hands-on exercises” in the clinic, so you don’t need to bring a robot, control systems, laptop, or other equipment with you.  You’re welcome to bring these things if you like (for demonstration, questions, troubleshooting, etc.), but we won’t be allocating a lot of time during the clinic itself to work on them.

The clinic will be held in room SLC 1.102 on the UTD campus — see this map for location.  With a parking permit attendees may park in any GOLD (yellow) or GREEN spaces in Parking Structure 3 (PS3) or Lot H.  To get to PS3, take Synergy Park Blvd on the north side of campus and turn south onto Rutford Ave and then left (east) onto Loop Road NW.  To get to Lot H, enter via Waterview Parkway on the west side of campus.




1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Patrick R. Michaud


University of Texas at Dallas / SEEC
17217 Waterview Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080 United States
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