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ORTOP wishes to thank the
2013/2014
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

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Timbercon

Supporting Sponsors

FEI

ESI

Vista Masonic Lodge #215

 

To learn how your company or organization can be an ORTOP sponsor click here

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS



 

FIRST National Partnerships with



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

TETRIX ROBOT VIDEO Click Here

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FTC-At-a-Glance in Oregon

FTC Blog Spot

 

 

 

 


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

OREGON FTC
SUMMER COMMUNITY EVENTS!

Come see us!

Saturday, June 28
FTC Meet-up for current and those thinking about starting an FTC Team. Meets monthly.

Saturday, July 12th
Intelebrate!
11am-4pm at Hillsboro Stadium
Intel is honoring 20 years of the Pentium Processor with a major celebration. Events and activities include: Live Performances by various artists, Food & Drinks, Mini Maker Faire with activities to inspire kids of all ages,


 

 

 

 





2014/2015
FTC/ORTOP Schedule
Overview
updated 6/15/12
May 15, 2014 - Spring
September 6 national FTC Challenge KICK-OFF

September 6
doors open at 11:00am

Location: TBD

Oregon FTC
KICK-OFF EVENT

Game Reveal

FTC QTs

weekends Dec - February

QT INFORMATION - Where and when

Free and open to the public

March : TBD
Oregon FTC Championship Practice/Inspection Day @ Benson Polytechnic HS
March: TBD

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

 




NEW!
As of July 1, 2014 ORTOP will be an independent nonprofit organization.
Contact information is changing. Read more here!

Oregon FIRST Tech Challenge Newsletter


Up-to-date information for rookie and veteran teams and those considering starting an FTC Teams.

OREGON FTC Team Support Information page for FTC teams in need of financial assistance.

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Oregon WINS BIG
at FIRST Tech Challenge
WORLD Championship in St. Louis

Hot Wired Robotics - #7013
FTC World Championship Winning Alliance Captain and Franklin Division Captain

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Control Award
Nanites - #4092 - Winner
Batteries in Black - #4885- Finalist
Hot Wired Robotics - #7013 - Finalist

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Edison Division
Team AFOOFA - #5939
2nd Seed - Captain & Semi-Finalist

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NEWS MEDIA

Press Release from OUS

Humbled Hot Wired Team Talks about Winning the World Championship

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Oregon FIRST Tech Challenge CHAMPIONSHIP Tournament

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

featuring 50 teams

Awards

Advancements

Press Release

ORTOP: FIRST Tech Challenge
"like us!"

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FTC Team Information

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
"like us!"


Photos from the FTC World Championship
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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