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  1. POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies
  2. Materials Release
  3. FIRST® Tech Challenge Software Development Kit (SDK) Release
  4. New Kahoot!
  5. Signal Sleeve and TensorFlow
POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies
We had such an awesome weekend kicking off the FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season and launching our POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies game! If you missed the Kickoff Broadcast you can watch it here! You can see the POWERPLAY game animation here. Make sure to read all our updated Game Manuals and game documentation on our Game and Season page! We'd love your help “making it loud” and celebrating our FIRST® Tech Challenge POWERPLAY season on Facebook and Twitter. Join the celebration using the hashtags: #POWERPLAY and #FIRSTENERGIZE and feel free to tag us at @FTCteams on Facebook and Twitter.
Materials Release
Materials are continuing to be updated and posted on our Game & Season Materials webpage and on our Volunteer Resources webpage. Especially exciting this week are the newly posted:  
  • Game Manual Part 1 – Traditional & Remote 
  • Game Manual Part 2 – Traditional & Remote 
  • Game One Page 
  • AndyMark Field Assembly and Setup Guide 
  • Field Reset Guide 
  • Signal Sleeve Template 
  • Remote Field Requirements 
  • DIY Field Element Guide 
  • Control Award Submission Form – Traditional & Remote 
  • Control System Advisor Manual 
  • Control System Troubleshooting Guide 
  • Event Administrator Guide – Traditional 
  • Quickstart Guide – Leagues 
  • Wifi Technical Advisor Manual 
  • Wifi Event Guide 
  • Wifi Event Checklist 
FIRST Tech Challenge Software Development Kit (SDK) Release
Release 8.0 of the SDK is available NOW directly from the FIRST Tech Challenge Robot Controller GitHub Releases Page and SOON through your REV Hardware Client. Read more in our FIRST Tech Challenge 8.0 SDK Release Announcement.
FIRST Tech Challenge Kahoot! Course Available
The new FIRST Tech Challenge Kahoot! series is now available! These Kahoot! are for both students and adults (coaches, teacher, parents, volunteers) who want to learn more about FIRST Tech Challenge and the main components of the program. These Kahoot! are evergreen and are a great way to engage your team.
A link to the course and individual Kahoot! are provided below. 
Signal Sleeve and TensorFlow
Please check out our blog, POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies – Signal Sleeve and TensorFlow that walks through this year’s TensorFlow task for the POWERPLAY game. This blog includes a description of the signal and signal sleeve, as well as some helpful resources on how to take advantage of this unique challenge this season.