Friday, October 27, 2023

Tech Tips, CENTERSTAGE Videos, Scrimmages, ASU Open House


If you missed any tech tips, they are all compiled here. There's a lot of great information on programming, competition prep, and robot design. 

Getting Started with CENTERSTAGE videos

AndyMark put out a series of videos for teams to help jumpstart their design process for the CENTERSTAGE season. Some of the information is specific to AndyMark's Robit kit, but can be applied to other kits. 

Scrimmage Opportunities in AZ

Several teams are offering scrimmage or work day opportunities to help you get ready to compete. 

  • Trunk or Treat
    • October 28, 5-7 PM
    • 3225 N Washington St. Chandler, AZ 85225
    • Contact Camila Trevino (
  • 1st Look Scrimmage
    • November 4, 10 AM - 4 PM
    • EVIT East Campus - 6625 S Power Rd,  Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Trivium Scrimmage
    • November 4, 11 AM - 4 PM
    • Trivium Preparatory Academy - 2001 N Bullard Ave, Goodyear
  • Northern AZ Scrimmage & Help Session
    • November 6, 4 - 8 PM
    • Coconino High School Cafeteria, 2801 N. Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    • Contact Christine at to RSVP by Nov. 5

You're invited to the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks Open House

You're invited! Discover what it’s like to be a manufacturing engineering student at Arizona State University. 

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering invites you to the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks Open House on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Polytechnic campus. 

Join us to:

  • Learn about admission and scholarships.
  • Discover career paths in manufacturing and robotics engineering.
  • Tour teaching and research labs.
  • Talk to our students and faculty.

School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks 

Open House - Saturday, Nov. 4

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Polytechnic Student Union Cooley Ballroom 

Polytechnic campus

Lunch will be provided for registered guests.



For more information, or if you have questions, please email

3 Weeks until Qualifiers begin! 

Follow this checklist to be sure you are ready to take CENTERSTAGE

  • FIRST Registration
    • Your team CAN NOT compete without being registered and paid for the 2023/2024 season. 
    • Every team must also have two adult coaches registered and cleared through YPP prior to competing. 
    • Be sure to update your team information, including any changes to your team name before you compete. The scoring system pulls team and school information from the registration system and it cannot be changed once the tournament has started. 
  • Pay your qualifying tournament registration fees by November 17
    • This is paid to Coconino High School Robotics - NOT FIRST
    • Instructions are on the Invoice that was sent to each team
    • If you haven't received an invoice yet, please contact Christine ASAP
  • Register your youth team members with your team
  • Begin prepping your engineering portfolio and judging presentation
  • Read, reread, and read again both game manual 1 and 2!
  • Check out the Team Management Resources for information on getting ready for competition. 
  • Raise your Right Hand...and promise to bring your team to the competition even if you "aren't ready." We promise, they will learn more in that one day than they had the whole season leading up to the event!!! Volunteers and other teams are great resources to help you get your robot to the next level, even at the competition. 
  • Speaking of getting your robot ready....

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