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Registration and Information for the
2015-16 TechBrick Teams

For New Students and Returning Students.

 Come join our hundreds of alumni and more than 400,000 students and mentors globally to find ways to change the world. Are you ready?

Challenges through US FIRST by TechBrick Robotics

For more information about these programs visit http://www.usfirst.org

 

PROGRAM

FRC
FIRST Robotics Competition

FTC
FIRST Tech
Challenge

FLL

FIRST LEGO
League

JrFLL
Junior FIRST
LEGO League

Grades/Ages

High School

Jr High through High School

Ages 7-14

Ages 4-7

Meetings

All Tuesday nights at APG.
Additional nights during season.

All Tuesday nights at APG.
Additional nights during season.

All Tuesday nights at APG during the season. Some teams may meet offsite. Additional nights may be scheduled pre-event.

Days to be determined. Teams may meet offsite.

TIME COMMITMENT

Season runs year-round. Key commitment time is Jan-April with multiple meetings per week.

Season runs year-round. Key commitment time is August-March with one to three meetings per week approaching competitions.

Season runs from September-January with one meeting per week and some additional meetings near tournaments and optional field trips.

Season runs from September-January with 4-6 meetings as needed and optional field trips.

TASKS

A sophisticated materials-handling challenge that requires teams to corral, manipulate, score in cooperation with other teams. FRC teams use advanced robotics and building techniques to design and construct large, complex robots using a wide array of industrial tools and resource. FRC includes a substantial outreach and communications effort that includes publications, speaking, and photography/video.

A sophisticated materials-handling challenge that requires teams to corral, manipulate, score in cooperation with other teams. FTC Teams use a new TETRIX robotics system and advanced robotics and building techniques to design and construct smaller, complex robots using a wide array of industrial tools and resource.

A comprehensive challenge that teaches children engineering and invites them to invent the solutions of the future. The task involves research, robotics engineering, technical reviews, and teamwork interviews. Teams use the LEGO NXT robotics system.

A project-based research and building program in which young engineers learn to research and present their findings through posters and models using LEGO parts and the WeDo system.

 

Annual fees cover general administration, local travel, small capital purchases (parts and supplies), marketing, annual team registrations with US FIRST, and event registration fees. There may be scholarship money for special needs. Please ask us if you have a need.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

State tournaments may have a per tournament fee assessed for travel, accommodations, and food of less than $100. Regional tournaments and trips to Worlds (if the team qualifies) will be funded directly by families and special fundraising with fees to be determined.

State tournaments may have a per tournament fee assessed for travel, accommodations, and food of less than $100. Regional tournaments and trips to Worlds (if the team qualifies) will be funded directly by families and special fundraising with fees to be determined.

There are no additional seasonal costs. Trips to Worlds (if the team qualifies) will be funded directly by families and special fundraising.

None. If JrFLL accompanies our other teams to Worlds there will be travel and accommodation costs to be determined.

NOTES:
         
TechBrick is a Maryland LLC and contributions are not tax-deductible. We will be seeking 501(c)(3) status later this year.
          While we understand that students have a wide range of demands on their time, it is essential that all TechBrick members make the team a priority.
 

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