FIRST Tech Challenge

Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations

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Grades K-4 

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Grades 4-8

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Grades 7-12

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Grades 9-12

About

The excitement of sports + the rigors of science and technology.

 

It’s more than robots.

– FOUNDER, DEAN KAMEN

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE

 

Designed for middle- and high-school age students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an Alliance format against and with other teams.

Robots are built using a TETRIX® or MATRIX® kit of parts that is reusable from year-to-year, usingusing a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams, including Coaches and Mentors develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

THIS YEAR’S STAR WARS-INSPIRED CHALLENGE

SKYSTONE

This year’s game is part of the 2020 FIRST season, FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

In SKYSTONE, teams work in an alliance to build a superstructure within a burgeoning future city. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by repositioning their foundation in their building site; delivering stones from the loading zone to the building zone; placing stones on their foundation; and navigating their robots under their segment of the bridge. Teams must program their robots to play in three sections: autonomous, driver-controlled, and the end game. The game is completed as teams move their structures into their optimal space, topping it off with a crown achievement – a final capstone of their own design to symbolize their reach into the sky. 

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Calendar

2019-2020 FTC REGIONAL EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA

Mar 1, 2020

San Diego
FTC Regional

Francis Parker School
San Diego, CA

Mar 7, 2020

Los Angeles FTC
Regional

Monrovia High School
Monrovia, CA

Mar 7-8, 2020

Northern California
FTC Regional

Independence High School
San Jose, CA

Apr 15 – Apr 18

FIRST Championship

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

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