FIRST® Tech Challenge
Team Blast October 12, 2023

Hi , 

  1. Game Manual Part 2 Re-Release - October 11, 2023
  2. Tech Tip of the Week
  3. Team Gameplay Webinar - Tonight
  4. Professional Development


Game Manual Part 2 Re-Release October 11, 2023

Version 1.2 of the Game Manual Part 2 - Traditional and version 1.1 of Game Manual Part 2 - Remote, were re-released on October 11. Please be sure to read, download, and utilize the most recent version.  All changes are listed in the revision history.  

Tech Tip of the Week

Have you ever asked, “How does that get connected?” when working with FIRST® Tech Challenge control system components? This Tech Tip of the Week highlights Stefen Acepcion of FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 3161 - he has graciously compiled several connection diagrams that demonstrate different ways that common components can be connected within the FIRST Tech Challenge control system.

Driver Station connection diagrams (both Driver Hub and Android Smartphone configurations) and Robot Controller connection diagrams (both Control Hub and Android Smartphone configurations) can be found on ftc-docs. Stefen has contributed additional diagrams this season, including a new Advanced REV Control Hub connection diagram and a new Advanced Smartphone connection diagram. These diagrams are chock-full of helpful tips, connection techniques, and information you otherwise can’t find in one place - check them out! 

Team Gameplay Webinar - Tonight

Is your team itching with game-related inquiries about the grand spectacle that is the CENTERSTAGESM presented by RTX season? We're eagerly awaiting your starring role in these webinars, as your questions and insights have the power to illuminate the path not only for your own team but also for fellow teams navigating the CENTERSTAGE journey! Join us for an opportunity to glean wisdom from our seasoned gameplay virtuosos and have your burning questions expertly addressed. The first webinar will be tonight, Thursday, October 12, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Register to join here. For a full list of upcoming team webinars, check out our blog post.

Professional Development

Sign up for upcoming professional development sessions and grow your knowledge and skills by practicing student elements of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. Register for a session or view the full schedule for upcoming dates listed through February 2024. If you have questions, email  

Remote Professional Development – Resumes in January 2024

January 17, 22, 24, 29,31, February 5, 7 | 7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. ET 

February 3, 10 | 11:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. ET 

February 15, 16 | 11:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. ET 

   instagram logo    tik tok logo    facebook logo    twitter logo    linkedin logo    youtube logo    donate   


200 Bedford Street  Manchester, NH 03101

You received this email because you are subscribed to: Team Blasts | FIRST Tech Challenge 

Privacy Policy | Update Email Preferences | Unsubscribe