Way More Than Building Robots


Code, Design, and Compete with Robots!

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

FTC is in Michigan is for middle school students to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Compete for a spot in the World Championship



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2020-2021 SEASON THEME

This years season starts soon, sign up today.

It’s time to be a game changer. Are you up for the challenge?

Coming September 12, 2020.

See how participants will step into the world of sports for ULTIMATE GOAL,
part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season,
FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.