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FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards.
Since Covid19, FTC competition has created 2 formats:
- Traditional Event (4 teams compete in a 2 vs 2 alliance format, in person, in a 12 X 12 feet field)
- Remote Event (Your team compete with your own half 12X8 field)