Team Blast - 03-20-14

FTC Team E-Blast!

Contents:

  1. EV3 not allowed for '14-'15 season
  2. Minibot Challenge Deadline
  3. FTC World Championship livestream
  4. Hangout with FIRST engineers
  5. Two outstanding FTC Volunteers

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              FTC Live!


                1.  For the 2014-2015 season, the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 is not authorized for use in the FTC competition.  Teams will continue to use the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT, which will be available and supported by LEGO through 2015.  Our goal at FTC is to make the LEGO EV3 available at a point in time when the rollout will be seamless for both Teams and Volunteers.  Because of the diverse materials allowed in FTC,  adequate time is needed to ensure the EV3 supports all allowed programming languages, sensors, motor controllers and that it works with the our Field Control System.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we evaluate this new technology. 

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                2.  The FTC Minibot Challenge Deadline is next Monday, March 24th.  Don't forget to upload and share your Minibot video.  Visit the blog for details on how to submit: firsttechchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-ftc-minibot-challenge.html

                3.  This year, FTC is live streaming more of World Championship than ever before.  In addition to match play, we'll be live streaming Opening and Closing Ceremony and also providing daily news updates on how the event is progressing.  Learn more on the blog: firsttechchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/03/FTCLive.html

                4.  The FIRST Engineers got together to talk about engineering and offer their advice to aspiring engineers.  You can check out there discussion on the FIRST World Tube channel

                5.  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: