Programming Resources Nov. 1 2017| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Tech Challenge
Tags: Robot Build/Assembly, Robot Kit, Team, Technical

The FIRST Tech Challenge software requires that the minimal version used to run the program is 3.3. This includes the apps and software development tools.

Programming Resources

Blocks Programming Tool - A user friendly, graphical tool for programming a competition robot. The Blocks Programming tool is the fastest and easiest way to get started with programming. 

OnBot Java Programming Tool - An easy-to-use, browser-based Java development tool . OnBot Java lets users program in Java without the need for installing Android Studio.

Android Studio Download and Resources - Android Studio is an integrated development tool that lets teams create Java (text-based) programs for their competition robots. Android Studio offers great flexibility when writing a program for a competition robot. 

App Inventor Download and Resources - Teams can use a special version of the MIT App Inventor to program their competition robot. The App Inventor is also a graphical design tool, and the FIRST Tech Challenge version is designed to run locally on a team's laptop. Please note that support for the MIT App Inventor will sunset after the 2017-2018 season.  Teams are encouraged to transition from the MIT App Inventor to the FTC Blocks Programming Tool.

This year we're using Vuforia VuMarks (pictorgraphs) for game play. Learn more about using Vuforia VuMarks. 

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