Workshops cover a variety of FIRST Tech Challenge and robotics-related topics. They are often hosted by vendors, Affiliate Partners or teams. So far this year the following workshops have been scheduled:

Highland Park Programming and Building Workshop

FIRST Illinois Robotics and Highland Park High School Robotics are offering a one day workshop on programming and building. We want to get you ready for the FTC season. This workshop is available to both mentors and students. We will have beginning and advanced programming lessons. Programmers must bring their own computer. Bring your robot if you have one but it is not necessary. We will have drivable programmable robots for you to learn with. Everyone needs to fill out the following form: sign-up form.

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL

Highland Park High School is served by Metro UPN North line. It's an easy walk from the train to the high school. Park in the Vine Ave Lot. 433 Vine Ave

Decatur Programming & Basic Skills Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: University of Illinois, Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd
Decatur, IL 62522
RSVP required by: Monday, August 11, 2016
Lunch: Pizza
Two Tracks:
        A: Programming Track Java for Android Studio, limited to 14 attendees
Email if you are interested in MIT App Inventor Requires:
  • Computer with loaded Android Studio Software
  • Follow loading instruction given in Push Bot Manual EXCEPT use this link instead of the one on p.

If you require assistance with loading software, please let us know.

  B. FTC Basics Track Variety of workshops on many FTC areas

Decatur Rookie Workshops & Programming

Coming in September. Check back here for more details.
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