Programming Resources
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania 2017-2018 Game & Season Materials


The FIRST Tech Challenge software requires that the minimal version used to run the program is 3.1. This includes the apps and software development tools.

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.

Blocks Programming One Page Description
Blocks Programming Training Manual (REV Robotics Expansion Hub)
Blocks Programming Training Manual (Modern Robotics Hardware)

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.
• OnBot Java Tutorial

Programming Resources

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.
App Inventor Download and Resources

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.
Android Studio Download and Resources

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

Support & Troubleshooting

FIRST Tech Challenge Technology Forum
Forum Registration Instructions
Power Distribution Module Test

Additional Resources

Robot Building Resources
Team Management Resources

↵ Back to: /challenge-materials
Game & Season Materials