Sign up for your Qualifying Tournament while there is still room.
3. Qualifying Tournaments:
Chandler (Nov. 22,2014) --- 4 open slots
Phoenix (Nov. 22, 2014) ---7 open slots
Flagstaff (Dec. 06, 2014) ---3 open slots
New Mexico (Dec. 13, 2014) ---4 open slots
Laveen (Jan. 24, 2015) ---8 open slots
Goodyear (Feb. 07, 2015) ---17 open slots
Open slots in Qualifying Tournaments as of October 6, 2014.
Arizona & New Mexico can now sign up for a second Qualifying Tournament.
October 7, 2014 Qualifying Tournaments are open to all Teams.
We have lots of great new resources for your rookie teams. Check out the following page:
find basic guides to build a simple TETRIX or MATRIX pushbot, live team
training schedule, team registration (TIMS) guides and more. Bookmark
5. Tips from "Ref" Rich
Here is this week's input:
There are several Q&A’s on the FTC Forum regarding Ball Tube
strategies that involve guiding the tube to prevent tipping. I highly
recommend reading these posts carefully. If it appears that a guide is
made that will contact the tube portion of the rolling
goal with the intent of arresting or preventing tipping in any way,
that guide may trigger the <GS8> penalty if contact is made with
Hope your week has been good!
Submit Ref questions to SGarduno@USFIRST.org and Rich will answer all he can in the weekly ARIZONA FTC BLAST
Talk technical to me.
judges want to hear about your programming process, mechanical parts,
how you manufactured any custom parts, ect. We like the
glint a student gets in their eye when they start talking excitedly
about gear ratios. Do keep jargon usage to a minimum, you can not assume
everyone knows your acronyms. Also if you used any specialized
software, such as PTC, please tell us what you did.
7. Donation Destination
The 2014 EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printer Program Sponsored by 3D Systems and Coca-Cola!
We are delighted
to announce the 2014 EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printer Program Sponsored by 3D
Systems and Coca-Cola! Approximately 1,600 3D printers are now available
to FTC and FRC teams. Your teams must be
registered, paid, and planning to participate in the 2014-2015 season.
To apply go to,
https://first3dprinter.submittable.com/submit/12f4aff2-7441-4ef5-a951-56ea728394cd and complete a 3D Printer Application. Winning Teams will be selected by FIRST and notified by October 31, 2014.
More information and the application can be found at:
If you have any questions, please email
Stay tuned to the FIRST
social media channels, as we will be sharing this exciting news with the greater
FIRST Community in the coming weeks – we encourage you to then share these posts/tweets with your audiences on social media as well!
APS Grant DUE 10/08/14
- aps/phoenix suns stem mini-grants
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Web Site
FTC Web Site
Susan Garduno, FIRST VISTA
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