FIRST Tech Challenge Ohio Team Resources

Workshops will be listed here!

Presentations given at the September 8, 2018 Kick Off in Cleveland.

Drive Train Presentation by 8581 Ædificatores
Advanced Programming Presentation By 8120 Electric Hornets HERE

Here are all the resources used in the presentation:
Java Quick Reference:
FTC SDK Reference Manual:
Example Code:
JavaDoc Format:
yEd UML Editor:
GitHub Setup Tutorial:


Presentations given at the September 8, 2018 Kick Off in Cincinnati.

FTA Best Practices Presentation given by Pedro Campos

Team Marker Inspection Power Point - Presented by Paul Smith

Game Manual Part 1 Changes Power Point - Presented by Paul Smith

Judging Overview - Presented by Scott Sedam

Rookie Experience Power Point - Presented by 12830 Scientific Touch


Presentations given at the September 9, 2017 Kick Off in Cincinnati.

Basic coding and Advanced Coding Structure -- Presented by 5029 PowerStackers
Notebook 101 Powerpoint -- Presented by 4969 Robot-X
Scouting and Alliance Selection Powerpoint - Presented by 6133 The NUTS!
Tips for Rookie Teams - Presented by 10084 Team Calamari
FTA's Best Practice Guide - Presented by Alex Lambert
FTC Hardware Software Inspections 2017-2018 - Presented by Alex Lambert



Cincinnati FIRST Tech Challenge Referee/Scoretracker Workshop at iSPACE

Cincinnati FIRST Tech Challenge Referee Workshop at iSPACE

Review of 2018/2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Game Manual - Parts 1 and 2, including a walk through of all game procedures and rules as it pertains to Referee  roles.

100 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 am – Noon

This workshop is open to anyone interested in volunteering this season as a FIRST Tech Challenge Referee. No prior FIRST experience required but must be willing to build a thorough knowledge of the Competition Game and attend a local scrimmage or practice event (schedule TBD).

Referee role

Must be 21 years old.

Please RSVP so we can have sufficient handouts

Contact:  Paul Smith

FIRST Resources

FIRST Rover Ruckus Game & Season Material - Includes all the season materials, including the Game Manuals, link to the Forum, Forum Answered Questions, Field instructions, and link to buy field element.

FIRST Tech Challenge Resource Library -The location of all FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Resources. Organized in “articles”, resources are grouped together by subject and can be saved to your personal Resource Library by clicking on the heart when signed in

Team Management Resources-Includes all the resources for Mentors and Teams on running the team: the Mentor Manual, fundraising, training, Engineering Notebook, preparing for competition, Awards, and more.

Robot Building Resources- Includes all of the resources for building the robot, including the PushBot Build Guides, Robot Wiring Guide, PTC design resources, and new technology resources.

Technology Resources - Includes all resources for the new Android-based technology, including programming resources, Troubleshooting Guides, link to the Forum, etc.

Preparing for Competition Resources- Includes a checklist of items and resources to ensure your team is prepared for competition.

Team Email Blasts Archive of FIRST Tech Challenge team email blasts.

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