The Olympia School District will have several teams competing in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). The 2015 FTC Game, “Res-Qt”, provides an exciting and intense challenge for our FTC teams. OSD FTC teams from Avanti, Capital and Olympia high schools competed will compete this year. Last season, one OHS team, Oly Cow, advanced to the US Western Super Regional in Oakland, CA.
An overview of last year’s game is provided in this video animation. Students designed and built a Tetrix-based robot programmed in Java to tackle this year’s challenge. The robot must perform autonomously for the first part of the match, then under two-person remote control for the remainder of the two-and-a-half minute match. The competition takes place in a 12 foot square arena with four robots operating simultaneously as two randomly selected alliances.
The Olympia School District will again host the South Sound League, where approximately 15 teams from our region will compete in 2 League Matches in November and December. The results of these matches will determine the individual team’s ranking going into the Southwest Washington Championships in Tacoma in January, 2015.
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