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TAPPS Robotics

The TAPPS Robotics State Championship- FIRST Tech Challenge will be held

May 12, 2018 at the Waco Convention Center- 8:00 check-in

Intent to Participate Form

How to Register: 

Schools should include Robotics on their TAPPS Membership Contract. 

In TAPPSter, a coach must be designated as the Head Robotics Coach.  Assistant coaches may also be added. 

All Coaches must complete the Professional Acknowledgement of Rules on the Testing Link in TAPPSter.

Student Profiles must include Robotics to be eligible to participate. 

Entry on the TAPPSter ENTRIES link must be made and include all team students, team name, and team number. 

Any TAPPS – FIRST® Tech Challenge teams are eligible to compete.

 

The TAPPS Robotics season will run in conjunction with the normal FIRST® season and shall correspond with all dates, official events, and guidelines outlined by FIRST® Tech Challenge. 

Teams will participate in the 2017-2018 FIRST® Tech Challenge Game FIRST® RELIC RECOVERYSM

 

 

 

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IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN FTC team yet…JUMP START your program now.  JUMP START Deadline with FIRST is MARCH 30!

With FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start, your team receives:

~ time to practice robot building and programming without the pressure of competition

~ access to FIRST® Class, our FIRST Tech Challenge curriculum

~ a full credit towards 2018/2019 season registration

~ a discounted kit of parts

~ opportunities to attend local events and meet other coaches and teams

If your team needs additional help, up to $550 in need-based grants are available to newly created teams that have not yet paid for registration, sponsored by Qualcomm, DEKA, NRG, Boeing, and Github.  If you qualify and are approved you would get registration paid for this season, money towards product and still be part of Jump Start and receive a credit for registration next season.  If you choose this route you need to make sure to not pay the registration part until you find out if you qualify for the FIRST Tech Challenge grant.  Just create a team with a temporary team number and then apply for the grant (http://info.firstinspires.org/first-tech-challenge-grants).

To take advantage of FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start, teams must complete registration by March 30, 2018. 

Jump Start info can be found here: JUMP START INFO and REGISTRATION LINK

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FIRST Impact

Kick-off Invitational Events

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FIRST Tech Challenge:

FTC is open to 7th-12th grade students. TAPPS will follow the official FTC Rule book and robots will compete with other TAPPS Teams with the 2017 given challenge FIRST® RELIC RECOVERYSM

FIRST- FTC website

FIRST in Texas website

FIRSTinTEXAS Newsletter

FTC – Start a Team

Visit FIRST Grants Page(application process opens Sept 1) for more information on the grants available for FLL, and FTC teams across the state. By submitting a single application, your team is automatically considered for any FIRST in Texas grants for which they are eligible. 

 

 First Lego League:

FLL is open to 4th-8th grade students. 

FIRST- FLL website

FIRST in Texas website

FIRSTinTEXAS Newsletter

FLL – Start a Team

Visit FIRST Grants Page(application process opens Sept 1) for more information on the grants available for FLL, and FTC teams across the state. By submitting a single application, your team is automatically considered for any FIRST in Texas grants for which they are eligible.

FLL Overview and FLL Judging and Research Project 

Other Resources and Events

2016 TAPPS Robotics Expo NFHS Live Stream FIRST Lego League

2016 TAPPS Robotics Expo NFHS Live Stream FIRST Tech Challenge

 If you would like to serve on the TAPPS Robotics Leadership Committee, please contact Vena through our Contact Us link.  We are currently working on partnerships with FIRST to provide a TAPPS Robotics Championship in  May 2018! 

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