2019 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Game-Day Volunteers: High School Competition

The Olympia School District will host the Olympia League for this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) tournament season.  Two League Matches will be held for the FTC teams in our area on Saturday, November 2 (Capital High School Commons) and Saturday, December 7 (Olympia High School Commons).  Teams will then compete in the South and Central Washington FTC Inter-League Championships on Saturday, January 12 at Saint Martins University. Winning teams will then advance to the State Championships at the ShoWare Center in Kent in February.

Students will design and build 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.

An overview of this year’s game, “Skystone“,  is provided in this video animation This promises to be an exciting season with lots of strategy and technical challenges for teams to sort out and prioritize. We are in urgent need of game officials (referees and field operators) and logistics volunteers (Volunteer positions) for the local League Matches on November 2 and December 7.

Please consider becoming a STEM Pal by selecting this link to get more information or become a Game Day Volunteer for our young engineers.  Thank you.