- Gameplay Pro Tip of the Week
- Game Manual Updates
- New Remote Resource for Alumni
- February Remote Season Team Webinars
- FIRST® Innovation Challenge Submission Portal Now Open
- Deadline Extended - Apply for the 2021 Apple Virtual Engineering Technology Camp
- Some Training Exercises Are More Fun Than Others
Gameplay Pro Tip of the Week
If a Robot or scoring element is in two or more scoring areas, points are awarded for achievements in the highest scoring area only. For example: During the End Game, a Robot places one Ring on a Wobble Goal. Next, the Robot places the Wobble Goal into the Tower Low Goal. The Ring could earn 5 points for being completely supported by the Wobble Goal or two points for being in the Low Goal. The higher score value of 5 takes precedence.
Game Manual Updates
Please make sure to download the most recent versions of the Game Manuals:
- Game Manual Part 1 – Traditional Events - updated 2/3/2021
- Game Manual Part 1 – Remote Events - updated 2/3/2021
- Game Manual Part 2 – Traditional Events - updated 2/3/2021
- Game Manual Part 2 – Remote Events - updated 2/3/2021
New Remote Resource for Alumni
February Remote Season Team Webinars
FIRST Tech Challenge is currently offering team-focused webinars to share information about our remote season. Join us for the February webinars by registering below. Find the recorded calls and listen to anything you might have missed here.
FIRST® Innovation Challenge Submission Portal Now Open
The portal for submitting your FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm team solutions is open today through Thursday, March 4, 2021. Help your students further develop their confidence and skills in programming and manufacturing, business, and marketing development, understanding and using research findings, strategic and design thinking, and the entrepreneurship and innovation process. Submit your solutions for the FIRST Innovation Challenge by March 4 and have the opportunity to advance to the FIRST Global Innovation Awards powered by Star Wars: Force for Change this June.
Deadline Extended - Apply for the 2021 Apple Virtual Engineering Technology Camp
Apply for Apple’s free Engineering Technology Camp! The online 4-week program (July 12, 2021 – August 6, 2021) gives students a glimpse into the company as well as the opportunity to work in small groups and collaborate with Apple engineers. As a FIRST Strategic Partner, Apple has invited FIRST to nominate students to apply for this opportunity. Complete your application online here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Some Training Exercises Are More Fun Than Others
Interested in joining the U.S. Air Force? The U.S. Air Force’s newest online gaming experience, E.C.H.O.—or Enhanced Cognitive Human Ops—tests your cognitive skills through a series of challenges to see if you have what it takes to join the best and brightest. You’ll also be given feedback on how to develop those skills further and the types of career paths potentially available to you if you join the U.S. Air Force. Get started now by visiting airforceecho.com.
We can't thank our awesome sponsors enough! Thank you to our Season Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, our Official Program Sponsor Collins Aerospace, and our Official CAD and Remote Collaboration Sponsor PTC!