FIRST® Tech Challenge
Team Blast November 30, 2023

Hi , 

💻 Upcoming Team Gameplay Webinar 
🍀 Good Luck to our Competing Teams! 
🎮 Game Manual Part 1 Rerelease Reminder 
🤖 Tech Tip of the Week 
✨ Inspire the Future 
👯 Two for One on Remote Professional Development 
🎭 FIRST® Inspire Gala Auction 

Upcoming Team Gameplay Webinar 

The next Team Gameplay Webinar will be Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Here's the link to register! You can find more information about our team webinars on our blog. The recorded webinars are available on our YouTube channel.  

Good Luck to our Competing Teams! 

Good luck to all our teams competing this week, and especially those heading to championship tournaments! If you're looking for resources to help your team get ready for your upcoming event, make sure to check out our Team Resources, especially our Coach's Goal Tracker and our Mentor Manual 

Game Manual Part 1 Rerelease Reminder 

Version 1.3 of the Game Manual Part 1 - Traditional and Remote, was rereleased on November, 15, 2023. Please be sure to read and download the most recent copy. All changes are listed in the revision history.  

Tech Tip of the Week 

This week’s Tech Tip of the Week comes to us from Chris Johannesen, 2023 FIRST® Tech Challenge Volunteer of the Year and author of many ftc-docs tutorials. Have you heard of the HuskyLens and want to learn how to properly connect one to a Control Hub, learn how to use it to detect Team Props, and use the HuskyLens samples included with SDK 9.0.0 and newer?

Chris has this and more in his HuskyLens Tutorial on ftc-docs, check it out! And remember, you can see this and all previous Tech Tips on the Tech Tip page on ftc-docs.

Inspire the Future: FIRST® Educators and School Recognition Programs

There’s still time to nominate an outstanding FIRST® educator or school in your community for the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators and School Recognition Programs! Nominations close December 8. Learn more and nominate here! 

Two for One on Remote Professional Development Registration! 

FIRST Education is offering an exclusive buy one, get one FREE (BOGO) deal on FIRST Certified Professional Development for January and February 2024 Remote Professional Development Sessions. This BOGO opportunity runs through December 31, 2023, allowing any two participants to attend the same remote session for the price of one registration.

Please share with your communities to empower your educators, coaches, mentors, and volunteers to elevate their knowledge and expertise in FIRST programs!

More information can be found on our website and registration is through Eventbrite. If you have questions, email

FIRST Inspire Gala Auction Open  

This year's silent auction, benefitting FIRST, is open to the entire community; participate from wherever you are, no need to attend in-person. Check out unique experiences and products exclusively offered to FIRST, including trips and DIY STEM Kits.

Take home limited retro and historic FIRST items. Meet industry entrepreneurs and FIRST leaders one-on-one, including Dean Kamen,, Martine Rothblatt, Chris Moore, and more!

Bid on your favorites from now until 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, at 

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