Scrimmage Info

i²robotics will be holding their third annual FTC Scrimmage at Staples High School in Westport on Saturday, October 31 from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

It’s early in the season, and we’re going to focus on helping rookie teams and second year teams get their robots up and running. We will have a full field set up, so we are prepared to run matches for those teams who have working robots. We’re asking teams to bring tools, parts, and ideas.

We encourage teams to come, even if they don’t yet have a working robot. Members of i²robotics will be available to help teams solve problems and get a robot driving on the field by the end of the day. In addition, we will help teams with the process of converting from NXT to Android. We will also facilitate connections for other veteran teams who are interested in helping those with less experience.

Registration will open on or before October 10 below. The cost is $50 per team. All of this money will go directly to support FIRST Lego League in Haiti. (If this cost is prohibitive for your team, please contact coach@i2robotics.org.)

This event is a fundraiser to support FIRST Lego League (FLL) in Haiti.

Last year i²robotics successfully raised over $2,000 for FLL in Haiti. This money allowed FLL in Haiti to hold its first robotics competition since the devastating 2010 earthquake, allowing more than 200 students to participate and get excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

This year, i²robotics is raising money to make a difference for children in Haiti. Prior to the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti had a thriving FIRST Lego League (FLL) program for middle school students. Many alumni of these teams have gone on to study engineering, moving Haiti a step closer to bracing its future with a stronger infrastructure.

This year, we will be once again be using the event to raise money to make a difference for children in Haiti. Prior to the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti had a thriving FIRST Lego League (FLL) program for middle school students. Many alumni of these teams have gone on to study engineering, moving Haiti a step closer to bracing its future with a stronger infrastructure. FLL in Haiti is planning to expand this year, adding more teams and holding events in both Cap-Haitien and Port au Prince.

Please support i²robotics in our effort to Help Haitian students become the engineers of the future. Please make your tax-deductible check payable to FIRST. Put the words ‘FLL Haiti Support’ in the memo field. We’ll have a donation box at the event, or you can send to:

i²robotics
c/o Terry Sauer
5 Grays Farm Rd
Westport, CT 06880

i²r will also be collecting NXT kits and parts to support FIRST LEGO League in Haiti. i²r is working with FRC Team Sparky to help revitalize the FLL program in Haiti after 2010’s devastating earthquake. In January of this year, 200 middle school students were able to participate in Haiti’s first FLL competition since 2010. The Haiti FLL organizers want to accommodate more students this year, but need more NXT sets to do so! If you have any NXTs you’re retiring to replace with Android systems, please consider donating them to support this worthwhile cause. The teams in Haiti need any parts which originally came with NXT sets, including bricks, motors, sensors, beams, batteries, chargers, and even the tub and organizer the kits came in. If you have spare sets or parts, please bring them to the scrimmage so we can get them delivered to Haiti!


We will have food available at the event. We’ll accept orders for pizza as teams arrive. Large pies will be $15. In the morning we’ll have coffee, and we’ll have snacks and drinks throughout the day for purchase. All the proceeds from food sales will go to Haiti’s FLL program.

In order to have a successful day, you’ll need to bring the right materials. This is good preparation for competitive events. Please remember to bring the following materials:

Our anticipated timeline is:

9:30–10:30
Registration, set up pit areas.
10:30–Noon
Work on robots, help getting them built
Noon–1:00
Lunch, engineering presentation
1:00–3:45
Continue work on robots, informal matches for those who are ready
3:45–4:30
Pack up for 4:30 departure

This schedule may change as we see how progress is made on getting robots ready.

Staples High School, 70 North Avenue, Westport CT 06880


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I-95 From the North (heading Southbound)

Take Exit number 19- towards US-1/SOUTHPORT.
Stay straight to go onto PEASE AVE.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto POST RD/US-1.
Turn RIGHT onto MORNINGSIDE DR N.
Turn RIGHT onto LONG LOTS RD.
Turn LEFT onto NORTH AVE.
Turn RIGHT into Staples High School

I-95 From the South (heading Northbound)

Take Exit number 18- towards SHERWOOD IS STATE PARK.
Turn LEFT onto SHERWOOD IS CONNECTOR/CT-476 N.
Turn LEFT onto POST RD E/US-1 S.
Turn RIGHT onto LONG LOTS RD.
Turn LEFT onto NORTH AVE.
Turn RIGHT into Staples High School

From the Merritt Parkway (CT-15)

Take the CT-57 exit- number 42- towards WESTPORT/WESTON.
Turn RIGHT (From Southbound) or LEFT (From Northbound) onto CT-57/WESTON RD.
Stay straight to go onto WESTON RD.
Turn LEFT onto CROSS HWY.
Turn RIGHT onto NORTH AVE.
Turn LEFT into Staples High School

Getting to the Cafeteria

After entering the driveway, take a left and proceed along the left side of the building.

The cafeteria doors will be on your right, where you can unload.

Our anticipated timeline is:

9:30 - 10:30
Registration, set up pit areas.
10:30 - Noon
Work on robots, help getting them built
Noon - 1:00
Lunch, engineering presentation
1:00 - 3:45
Continue work on robots, informal matches for those who are ready
3:45 -4:30
Pack up for 4:30 departure

This schedule may change as we see how progress is made on getting robots ready.


We’ll accept orders for pizza as teams arrive. Large pies will be $15. In the morning we’ll have coffee, and we’ll have snacks and drinks throughout the day for purchase. All the proceeds from food sales will go to Haiti’s FLL program.


This FTC scrimmage is not a formal competition, but gives teams a chance to practice operating their robots on an official playing field. Inexperienced teams are also able to get help from veteran teams.

Veteran FTC teams know that it is extremely helpful to have experience driving a robot on a full field with three other robots. Many strategies for the game fall apart when another team is playing defense. A scrimmage provides a low-pressure environment to discover some of these kinks prior to Qualifying Tournaments and Championships.

Interested learning more about our team, or FTC in general? About Us

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