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ORTOP wishes to thank the
ORTOP Sponsors

FIRST Tech Challenge
Presenting Sponsor for ORTOP

ORTOP Program Sponsors Platinum Level

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Intel Involved Community

ORTOP Program Sponsors Gold Level

ORTOP Program Sponsors Silver Level



Supporting Sponsors



Vista Masonic Lodge #215


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ORTOP Official T-shirt Vendor

FIRST Tech Challenge

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for high-school students. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST Robotics Competition but with a more accessible and affordable Tetrix robotics kit. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering.

The Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach program is the Affiliate Partner for FTC in Oregon. ORTOP implements the program by encouraging team formation, providing adult training workshops and organizing scrimmages and a state championship tournament.

FTC Teams are made up of young people from 7th - 12th Grade

Teams can be organized at schools, at clubs or troops, or in neighborhoods. The main requirement is that an adult take the responsibility for registering a team and scheduling their meetings. New coaches are encouraged to attend free workshops and to review information on the ORTOP website and the national FTC website



FTC-At-a-Glance in Oregon

FTC Blog Spot





Tech Challenge
7th - 12th Grade Students
WHAT IS FIRST Tech Challenge ?

FTC/ORTOP Schedule
updated 6/15/12
May 15, 2013 - Spring
September7 national FTC Challenge KICK-OFF

September 7
doors open at 11:00am


Oregon FTC

Game Reveal


weekends Dec - February

QT INFORMATION - Where and when

Free and open to the public

March 1-
Oregon FTC Championship Practice/Inspection Day @ Benson Polytechnic HS
March2 -

Oregon FTC Championship
Qualifying and Elimination Rounds @ Benson Polytechnic HS


West Super Regional, Bay Area, Northern California Lion's Gate Conference Center, Sacramento, CA
April 23 -26, 2013 FTC World Championship in St. Louis, MO

Color Key for schedule above
Handled by FIRST in Manchester, NH
Handled by ORTOP in Beaverton, OR

After you review the website, if you have additional questions??

send email to:questions@ortop.org


Oregon FIRST Tech Challenge CHAMPIONSHIP Tournament

March 1 & 2, 2014
Benson Polytechnic HS
Portland, Oregon

featuring 50 teams



Press Release

ORTOP: FIRST Tech Challenge
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FTC Team Information

Oregon FTC CHAMPIONSHIP Information - for coaches/mentors/team members.

Oregon FTC QT - Assignments, Awards, Advancements List

NEW!! Compass and Promote Video Awards -

Oregon FTC Update Archive- all the coach emails you deleted. ________________________________

FTC in the News

-- Hillsboro teams at OMSI

- OregonFIRST newsletter

THERE ARE 178 Oregon FIRST TECH Challenge teams for the Block Party season. THAT'S SOME BLOCK PARTY!
ORTOP: FIRST Tech Challenge
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Photos from the FTC World Championship

FTC Team Reference Documents

-Constructopedia for ORTOP's Tetrix Try-it LINK

Link to FTC Psychotic Strawberryz's 2008 FTC World Championship Award winning Engineering Notebook

Link to the Untitled-8 Engineering Notebook from HotShot featured in the FIRST VIP Lounge at FTC World Championship