Seattle Academy Robotics Team Competes at Worlds

Seattle Academy Robotics Team Competes at Worlds

Team Tesseract #2856 left yesterday to compete at the FIRST Tech World Championships. FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12′ X 12′ field, in an alliance format, against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java or Blockly. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and students, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles, such as rapid prototyping. Awards are given for the competition, as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

The World Championships are being held in Houston, Texas, this week.  The SAAS team will be competing with other U.S. teams as well as teams from China, New Zealand, South Africa, Lebanon, and Israel. Here is the schedule for the competition.

Wednesday, April 18
4:00 – 5:30 PM           Qualification Matches

Thursday, April 19
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     Qualification Matches

Friday, April 20
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     Qualification Matches

Saturday, April 21
8:00 – 8:15 AM           Alliance Selections
8:15 – 8:30 AM           Elimination Round Driver’s Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 AM       Division Semi-Finals
11:00 – 11:30 AM       Division Finals
12:00 – 1:15 PM         Judge Award Ceremony
6:30 – 8:30 PM           Final Matches at Minute Maid Park

To view the events LIVE, go to (select FTC – Franklin division).

ACTION ITEM: SAAS fans can help the team earn points by watching their reveal video below. The more times you watch, the more points the team earns.