New usfirst.org site PDF Print E-mail
Written by jw   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 12:50
FIRST has rolled out a new site today - looks great and hopefully folks like the new navigation!  The downside is that it broke many existing links.   I just started fixing links - please email me if you find any more broken links.  Thanks.
NorCal FTC Lottery Results! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 February 2014 18:35

Congratulations to all teams!   Here are the 10 teams that will receive an invite to the NorCal FTC Championship


Draw Team #  Which Qualifier 
1 548 Saratoga
2 6052 Oakridge
3 3053 Toby Johnson
4 7907 Intel Folsom
5 4422 Irvington
6 5353 Mission San Jose  
7 7175 Play Space
8 7391 American
9 6165 Jefferson
10 7390 Heritage

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 February 2014 18:49
2011 Northern California Bowled Over! FTC Championship Results PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Edelman   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 00:00

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the 2011 Northern California FIRST Tech Challenge Championship on March 4th at Newark Memorial High School.


Award Team # Team Name City

Inspire Award 3509 PHOENXTRIX
   4529 - Antipodes - Pacifica
   2891 - WarriorBorgs - San Jose
Think Award 4186 Argonauts Auburn
   2891 - WarriorBorgs - San Jose
   3509 - PHOENXTRIX - Folsom
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 5157 The Metal That Moves Redwood Shores & Belmont
   524 - Boss Bots - Moraga
   4529 - Antipodes - Pacifica
PTC Design Award 524 Boss Bots
   3470 - The Patriots -  Brentwood
   4529 - Antipodes - Pacifica
Connect Award 4238 Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland
El Dorado Hills
   2891 - WarriorBorgs -  San Jose
   4529 - Antipodes - Pacifica
Motivate Award 4475 Purple Reign Redwood City
   2891 - WarriorBorgs -  San Jose
   3509 - PHOENXTRIX - Folsom
Judges' Award 5206 The Knights of Ni Fremont
Winning Alliance 524
Boss Bots
Finalist Alliance


The Metal That Moves
Topsy Turvy
Redwood Shores & Belmont


Below are links to additional details for the tournament:

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 17:22
Robot Mechanisms and Manipulators... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jill Wilker   
Sunday, 06 June 2010 06:06

Some resources to help new teams...

While the robots discussed in these presentations and resources are focused on the FIRST Robotics Competition, and therefore much larger than a Tetrix / FTC robot, the principles are the same.   The first is a powerpoint presentation that describes various lifting mechanisms.   Another powerpoint presentation goes a bit more into the various mechanisms that can be used to collect and manipulate game pieces.   Additional resources


Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2010 16:36
2012-2103 Championship Team Information Form PDF Print E-mail
Written by ftc   
Saturday, 16 February 2013 09:05

Deadline to submit team information is Wednesday 2/20 at 4pm!


Competing Team List and  Status Table


There is an ONLINE FORM where you will be asked to confirm:


 . Adult Coach information   < - this must be a supervising adult who is present at the tournament.

 . Team information   (team size, home city, sponsors)

 .  Provide details on the team's  availability on Saturday for judging and inspection

 .  Submit your team's Tournament Program book entry. You will submit 1 item for the program book.  


Here are the tournament programs from 20102011 to give you some example entries to see how teams' use this to express their personality.

More Details : the entire area that you have to work with is 3.2” h x 3.8” w                 

This single item can be a picture (jpg, gif, png) or edit the "More Details" RTF link above and save as PDF or Word doc.   The entire space that you have is 3.2" high by 3.8" wide.  


And do not email me this (to jillw or teaminfo or any other email address)  -  please submit only via the form.    



Finally, each team is expected to provide at least 1 ADULT volunteer for the entire tournament day - this can be in 1 all day role or 2 half day roles (Saturday or Sunday) (or 4 quarter day roles - you get the idea).  

Note that a half day is 4 or more hours in one role (ie one person).   A full day shift is 7 or more hours in one role (ie one person).  There are some roles with 2 or 3 hour shifts -  these count only as a "0.25" volunteer.        VOLUNTEER



Problems/questions:  Send email to teaminfo@playingatlearning.org 

Please do not EMAIL your information above - fill out the form as it populates a google drive folder that makes it easier for us to use/share  (and not lose) your information.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 13:21

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