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FTC Team Email Blast - Rookie Incentive Program - Samantha Support Call - Team Strategy Call - Judging Insight Call - Helpful Hints - Game Manual Updates

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FTC Team Email Blast - Rookie Incentive Program - Samantha Support Call - Team Strategy Call - Judging Insight Call - Helpful Hints - Game Manual Updates

Post by Admin on Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:00 pm

Hello FTC Teams!

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as the main or alternate contact for a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team. FTC staff sends an email blast weekly or bi-weekly during the competition season. These email blasts contain information that we believe will help your team to be successful.

Please share this information freely with your team and beyond.

1. Rookie Team Incentive Program

2. Samantha Robot Communication Support

3. Senior Mentor Call Schedule

4. Helpful Hints – NEW –

5. Game Manual Updates

1. FTC’s Rookie Team Incentive Program

Recently your team received an email about our Rookie Team Incentive Program. This program provides a discounted 2011 season registration to teams who successfully recruit or develop new FTC teams. The new FTC team will receive a discounted 2010 registration. For more information about this program, please click here.

2. Samantha Robot Communication Support

A reminder that our next Samantha Robot Communications Support Call

is scheduled for:

· Thursday, October 28th, 2010

o This call is presented by John Toebes of Cisco. John is the developer of the Samantha Wireless Robot Communication System.

Call in to 1-866-951-1151, Conference Room 1066578

If you are not able to make it to one of the support calls, you can listen to a call recording, posted on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

You can find a complete list of Samantha Robot Communications Support Calls on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

3. Senior Mentor Call Schedule

Our next Senior Mentor Calls are scheduled for:

· Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 7:00pm Eastern

o Team Strategy at Events. How to scout teams and how to strategically select an alliance partner. This call is hosted by FIRST Sr. Mentor Nate Knauss. Our subject matter expert is Debora Massouda from MOE, FRC team 365

· Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 7:00pm Eastern

o What to expect in the Judging Room, providing insight into the FTC Judging Process. This call is hosted by FIRST Sr. Mentor Karina Powell. Our subject matter expert is Kevin Ross, Judge Advisor for FTC’s World Championship Event

Call in to 1-866-951-1151, Conference Room 7052714

If you are not able to make it to one of the Senior Mentor calls, you can listen to a call recording, posted on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

You can find a complete list of Senior Mentor Calls on the Team Resources Page at http://www.usfirst.org/ftc

4. Helpful Hint(s)

*This week’s Helpful Hints come to you courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University*

For FTC Teams – Carnegie Mellon has posted the entire ROBOTC for TETRIX and MINDSTORMS curriculum. Check it out here: http://www.cmuroboticsacademy.com/solt/lessons/trctetrix/content/index.php

CMU’s Tim Friez has posted a new Webinar, “Continuous Rotation Servos” at ftctraining.com. This is great information that might just give your team a competitive edge.

5. Game Manual Updates

Please be sure to check your version of the GET OVER IT! Game manual. The current manual revision number is Rev. 2.

~Go Team!

FTC Support

Ken, JoAnn, Brian, Lorrie, Nancy

JoAnn Halloran

FIRST TM Tech Challenge Partner Services Manager

FIRST TM (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101

jhalloran@usfirst.org | 1 800 871 8326 x 456

Fax: 603 206 2070

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/default.aspx?id=968

Thank you.
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