November 2, 2011

PTC Workshop for Michigan FTC teams

Hello Teams!
An exciting opportunity has been made available to all of our new Middle School FTC Teams!  PTC, one of the companies that funded the grant making our teams possible, is generously offering two hands-on workshops for our teams.

East side PTC Workshop:
Saturday, November 12th
9am-4pm; there will be a break for lunch
Andover High School
4200 Andover Rd.
Bloomfield Hills

This workshop is hosted by the Bionic Barons FRC Team 2834.  To register, please email Dr. Ed Law at  with your team information and the number of attendees.  There will be computers available for use (two per station); participants may bring their own laptops.

West side PTC Workshop:
Saturday, November 19th
Code Red Robotics building 921 47th street Wyoming MI 49509

This workshop is hosted by Code Red Robotics FRC Team 2771.  To register, please email with your team information, number of attendees and if you plan to bring a system or would like one provided.

These workshops are free of charge.  Participants will explore PTC software products such as Creo Elements, Windchill and Mathcad.  Products can be downloaded from:

PTC is also providing ongoing support for our teams by offering video mentoring, consulting with teams virtually to offer advice on design and by providing free technical support on utilization of their software.  Software technical support is available by emailing:

In addition, PTC has offered to provide employee volunteers to serve as judges at our tournaments. Check out PTC's involvement with FIRST robotics and especially FTC:
Thank you to PTC for all the support!