With over 30 years of global experience creating educational solutions that incorporate hardware, software, curriculum and teacher tools, Intelitek has partnered with FIRST to develop an extensive twenty-hour long curriculum program to provide training for First Tech Challenge teams learning the hardware, and software behind the 2016 Android based FTC competition. This curriculum begins with a course introduction teaching students how to navigate the e-learning tool and to help teams choose which learning path to follow.
The curriculum will be rolled out in two phases, the first being an introduction to hardware modules and connectivity. Details on the new Power Module, Legacy Module, and Android based devices, motor module components and connectivity of mechanical components, motors, servos, and sensors. Topics will be included for existing FTC teams describing the change over process from the Samantha and NXT modules to the new control system. This will guide students how to download, install, configure and run driver control apps from the Google Play store and describe the use of “op-modes” to ease the learning curve of learning how to program in a Java based environment.
The second phase will contain training material for students developing their own Java based programs using MIT App Inventor as well as learning Java code with Android Studio. Students will be able to name and assign controllers, motors, and sensors, download and run sample code, modify that sample code to fit their needs, as well as write autonomous code for fully autonomous robots.
You can view the FTC Curriculum Outline by Clicking Here
Phase 1 will be available starting June 5th, 2015.
Phase 2 will be available starting September 1st, 2015.