FIRST Tech Challenge Workshops

These workshops are intended for FTC teams and focus on various areas of building and programming FTC robots. FRC team members are also welcome to register. Please register for the workshop to receive a link to the live event.


FTC Season Start Event Sept. 23 2023

  • Slideshow from the Drones presentation
  • Slideshow from the Math For FTC presentation
  • Slideshow from the Vision Portal presentation, GitHub link for the Java source code (also links to videos showing how the autonomous programs work.
  • Slideshow from the Designing Extension Arms presentation

Yukon – October 28/29 2023


  • Nov. 10 – Robot Hang Time, ideas for hanging robots – motors, mechanisms, and center of gravity
  • Nov. 14 – What is robot Inspection? What can we do to make sure our robot, drone, and team prop all pass inspection?


  • Released Dec. 13 – Introduction to getting the robot moving in the autonomous period.
Autonomous Blocks Program Tutorials


Links to any slides or videos or other materials from past workshops.

  • Updating REV Hubs and Driver Stations, Feb. 3 2023 YouTube
  • New team workshop Nov. 4 2022 Slides


Links to any slides or videos or other materials from past workshops.

  • Kick-off Sept. 18, 2021
    Strategy Workshop, Victoria Slides
    Tips from Forces Unknown, Vancouver Slides
  • Getting Ready for Events Nov. 19, 2021 Slides
    Learn about how to get your robot ready in-person competitions, and be part of an informal Drivers’ Meeting with our Head Referee Kiel.

Ultimate Goal 2020-21

Links to any slides or videos or other materials from past workshops.

  • Looking Beyond the Kit of Parts Thursday Oct. 29 2020
    Video (YouTube) Slides (PDF)
    Some teams have found great parts for their robots in unusual local stores. Learn about some ideas used in past robots.
  • Game Rules Thursday Nov. 5 2020 4:30-5:30pm
    Video (YouTube) Slides (PDF)
    Play Kahoots with FIX IT and talk about game rules with the BC Head Referee.
  • Preparing for Remote Events Thursday Nov. 12, 2020 4:30-4:30pm
    Video (YouTube) Slides (PDF)
    How can my team get ready for a Remote Event?
  • Spring Events Saturday March 6, 2021 2:00-4:00pm
    Slides (PDF)
    Video – How to Create a Virtual Pit

Workshops from Earlier Seasons