FIRST Tech Challenge
FTC (First Tech Challenge) 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. FTC teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Many Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach design, and other excellent real-world accomplishments.