2017 FIRST Kickoff - Steamworks

Post date: Dec 27, 2016 4:07:11 PM


The 2017 FIRST Season starts Saturday 01/07/2017. At the Kick off we will see the entire game field, be given the game rules, basic training, and have a game break down with some other mentors . we recommend all students who can attend do attend. All we know now is that the game is called STEAMworks.

Students please wear a past robotics shirt or a Pearce High School shirt.

Local Event Website - https://e2e.ti.com/group/universityprogram/c/e/368?DCMP=univ-en&HQS=frckickoff

Live Broadcast http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/2017-broadcast

FIRST STEAMWORKS Game & Season Materials http://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/frc/competition-manual-qa-system

Todo list from Chief Delphi https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=152984

Headcount Form

let us know if you are attending and if you are staying for lunch Click Here

FIRST STIMS account and Consent and Release Form

Follow the instructions on http://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/youth-team-member-consent-and-release-form to sign up for your STIMS account and compleate the FIRST Consent and Release Form. Our Team Number is 1745

Notes about The Venue

  1. All individuals that attend this event must be registered in TI's visitor system prior to kick-off. Your team's main contact person will receive a form requesting information on the individuals from your team that will be attending. You MUST complete and return this information by Dec 30, 2016. Unregistered individuals will NOT be able to enter TI's campus.
  2. Adults attending this event will need to bring a photo ID

Schedule of for 2017 FIRST Kickoff:

8:15a Doors Open / Check In Begins / Light Breakfast / Early Kit Distribution (as appropriate)

8:15a Meet on Back Dock at Pearce High School

8:30a Carpool to Texas Instruments 12500 TI Blvd Dallas, TX 75243

8:45a Pearce Carpool arrives at Texas Instruments

9:00a Welcome to TI/ Breakfast/Kit handout!

9:30a FIRST 2017 Kickoff ( Link to broadcast http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/2017-broadcast)

10:00a Field Viewing (take pictures)

10:30a Live Game Break Down

11:00a 1 Hour Optional Training Topics - Programming, Awards, Pneumatics, Etc. Details to follow.

12:00n Carpool back to Pearce

12:30p Lunch at Pearce Robotics Room

1:30p Students Rules Reading, Strategy Session

2:00p Student Idea Sessions.

5:00p Clean up and Kick off day over


The 2017 BEST Kickoff will be on Saturday, January 7 2017


Meet at Pearce Loading Dock, Full event at TI South campus Texas Instruments 12500 TI Blvd Dallas, TX 75243


Important: Not all entrances will be open. Please follow the directions below regarding which entrance to use and where to park.

  • · From US 75 Exit Forest Lane
  • · Head East on Forest Lane and enter Gate 1 (see maps below)
  • · Go past the Security Station and turn left
  • · The is no parking fee and you can park in any marked parking spaces

Busses may have different instructions upon arrival. Please instruct the driver to follow any security guard directions.