FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students get to:
Design, build, and program robots
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
Compete for a spot in the World Championship
Pilot Tournament - 2 August 2014 (SciBono ) Johannesburg
I believe that this pilot tournament was a great success. the teams have enjoyed it a great deal and while the results may not be the most important thing of all because it was a practice tournament, it is still important that we communicate these results.
Results of Judging
Now we are getting ready for our first official FTC season starting on September 6 2014.