Thank you to all who attended BTII, you blew it out of the water!
Boston Tech Initiative Invitational
Join us on August 20th at the MIT Hockey Rink for our inaugural Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII)! In addition to the opportunity to participate in a low stakes competition with some game changes (adding fun to how the game is played!), we are also looking to incorporate keynote speakers, tours of the MIT campus and labs, as well as fun activities like robot tug of war and an ice cream social, among other surprises we have in store for teams!
Through this event, we aim to build up hype for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Power Play FTC season, as well as using robotics to build and strengthen the Massachusetts FTC community. We also hope to use this event to allow teams the chance to play Freight Frenzy one last time as it has never been played before.
Power Play Panel
Come join us at the Power Play Panel at Boston Tech Initiative Invitational from 12:30pm – 1:30pm! Get caught up to speed on everything FIRST has released about Power Play, the game for our upcoming 2022 – 2023 FTC season! We’ll be discussing the new Game Manual 1 and holding an open discussion with all teams present. Wayne and Deb from Boston Tech Initiative will be providing an up-to-date season timeline and introducing what exciting new resources will be made available to teams alongside our interns. The Power Play Panel is parent and mentor-friendly!
Want to buy a commemorative Water Freight Frenzy BTII shirt? Buy from our fundraiser and your purchase proceeds will support BTI Student Internships as well as other BTI Community efforts! Thank you in advance!
When: August 20, 2022 from 10am – 4pm (subject to change)
Where: MIT Johnson Ice Rink
Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Who: All FIRST Tech Challenge teams
Note: Please bring your check made payable to Boston Tech Initiative to the event. We will collect this at check-in.
First- Time Volunteers: Don’t know what FTC is really about? Our Volunteer Immersion Experience will give you a taste of what goes into a successful Mass FTC event! Without any prior knowledge or experience, you can help out in ensuring our event is a success. We’ll teach you the ropes and soon you’ll be refereeing, navigating our game field, and even game announcing with plenty of time for you to enjoy the matches. It all starts here!
Returning Volunteers: Join us in welcoming our first-time parent volunteers to the Mass FTC community!
Fill out this form to let us know of your interest: Volunteer Form
Note: Boston Tech Initiative Invitational is open to the general public for spectating.
Can’t make it in-person to Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII)? Watch the livestream on YouTube or Twitch!
Schedule (subject to change)
10:00 Team Check-in and Team Inspection
10:45 Driver’s Meeting
11:00 Opening Ceremony
12:30 Lunch/Power Play Panel
1:30 Matches Resume
2:15 Ice Cream Social, Alliance Planning, and Dance Break
2:45 Alliance Selection
3:00 Eliminations and Awards
1. 8644 Brainstormers
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 12||Total Auto: 500||Total Endgame: 170||Points: 1222|
2. 18754 GNCE
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 10||Total Auto: 444||Total Endgame: 515||Points: 1276|
3. 18224 Lupine Robotics
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 10||Total Auto: 411||Total Endgame: 343||Points: 1110|
4. 18438 Wolpack Machina
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 8||Total Auto: 305||Total Endgame: 334||Points: 973|
5. 15089 Circuit Breakers
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 8||Total Auto: 287||Total Endgame: 283||Points: 773|
6. 10331 ARC Hailstorm
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 8||Total Auto: 273||Total Endgame: 284||Points: 897|
7. 14039 Irrational
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 6||Total Auto: 278||Total Endgame: 166||Points: 531|
8. 7571 Alumineers
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 6||Total Auto: 233||Total Endgame: 317||Points: 718|
9. 13406 Consistently Inconsistent
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 4||Total Auto: 359||Total Endgame: 222||Points: 838|
10. 19397 Soli Deo Gloria
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 4||Total Auto: 343||Total Endgame: 277||Points: 802|
11. 13181 Free WiFi
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 4||Total Auto: 250||Total Endgame: 350||Points: 718|
12. 18925 Hivemind
|Matches Played: 7||RP (W-L-T): 4||Total Auto: 197||Total Endgame: 271||Points: 554|
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Meet the BTII Plannning Team!
This year 17 students from a variety of MA FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams came together to plan and deliver an off-season competition, Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII).
Over the summer we have been working on projects that we proposed that would be impactful to FTC Teams and further grow the Boston Tech Initiative (BTI) and MA FTC Community. Read more about us and our projects on our “Interns” page!