FIRST® Tech Challenge

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for head to head competition while creating an alliance against other teams. Teams of up to 15 students are in charge of designing, building, and programming robots with the support of the robot kit and mentors. This competition requires a robot based on engineering principles, as well as a well-developed strategy against competitors.

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 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.