General Resources


The purpose of this series of pages is to provide easily accessible links to important information for the Catalystic Pirates, Pacific High School's Robotic Team. One of the US FIRST goals is for activities to be student led. Therefore, the content on this site, other than this page, was (will be) created and maintained by the students.

Robotics is taught as a class at Pacific High School. The course is offered as a general elective. However, based on student needs and graduation requirements, with permission of the principal, students make take the class for science or computer credit. Students who are taking the course for science credit must complete a series of activities associated with physics while those taking the course for computer credit must complete various computer programming activities.

Those students who are interested in Robotics and not enrolled in the class should create a "robotics club." Mr. Taylor would set aside time after school to meet with the club so that the club could continue work on the competition robot while allowing the students to take the activity bus home. The creation of a club must be student initiated.

US FIRST Tech Challenge Resources (Links to US First Website)
Student and Guardian Team Information System <--Every participant needs to register online or complete hard copy form
    Game Manual Part One (pdf) <--Mandatory reading for all class and club participants

New Technology Resources
Android Studio IDE Download (Use for writing our programs for controlling the robot)
FTC Official Forums (Good resource for asking questions and looking for ideas)
FTC Robot Controller App SDK on Github (Programming resource for Android Studio)
FTC Driver Station App from Google Play (App for the phone to which we connect the Game Controllers)
FTC Robot Controller App from Google Play (App for the phone which is connected to the robot)

Tentative Schedule
January 2016
January 16&17 – FTC League Championships and Qualifying Tournament Weekend #1
January 30&31 – FTC League Championships and Qualifying Tournament Weekend #2

February 2016
February 13&14 – It’s Oregon FTC SUPER-QUALIFIER WEEKEND!!!
February 27&28 – Oregon FTC State Championship Weekend

March 2016
March 24–26 – FTC West Super-Regional Championship in Oakland, California

April 2016
April 27–30 – FTC World Championship in St. Louis, MO.