Team Blast - 02-13-14

FTC Team E-Blast!


    1. Join the FTC Minibot Challenge
    2. February Scholarship News
    3. Transitioning from FLL to FTC virtual conference recordings now available
    4. World Championship Workshop proposals
    5. TETRIX DC Motors shipping
    6. Global Innovation Award reminder
    7. Check out some of our outstanding volunteers!

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                            FTC Minibot Challenge

                              1.  If your FTC competition season is over and you NEED a robot fix, then the FTC Minibot Challenge is for you! Head on over to the blog, read the challenge rules and guidelines and get building!

                              Competition season over? Check out the FTC Minibot Challenge

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                              2.  You can get all the latest FIRST Scholarship news in the February Newsletter, available now on the website!

                              3.  Were you interested in attending the It's All FIRST to Me: Transitioning from FLL to FTC virtual conference, but couldn't make it?  Well, not to worry, the recordings are all available on the FTC YouTube Channel!  Head on over to learn tips and tricks for transitioning your FLL team and/or improving your FTC Team!

                              4.  We're still accepting proposals for the World Championship Workshops.  If you're interested in submitting a proposal for a 45-minute presentation in St. Louis, please submit your idea on or before Monday, February 17th by clicking here to fill out a short application

                              Selected proposals will be presented at the conference in St. Louis, April 24th – 25th

                              Please note that travel and accommodations will not be provided by FIRST. 

                              5.  If your team has TETRIX DC motors on backorder, they are now shipping and should arrive by the middle of next week.  If you have questions regarding your order, please contact PITSCO customer service directly.


                              6.  Did you mentor an FLL team this season? Talk to them about the FLL Global Innovation Award! Any FLL team registered for the NATURE’S FURY season can enter their Project solution for a chance to win prizes that can take their invention to the next level. Go to to learn more. Hurry! Competition closes February 18 at 12 noon EST.

                              7. FTC wouldn't be possible without the thousands of hours of hard work put in by our tireless volunteers.  Learn more about a few of our best volunteers from around the community: