It’s way more than building robots. 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.
Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.
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.
Each season concludes with regional championship events and an exciting FIRST Championship.
The Autonomous Mobile Robotics Workshop Kit is used in the classroom for teaching, testing and doing research in Autonomous Mobile Robotics. It also includes each of the essential components referenced in the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics training material.
The FTC Drive Base Kit is available for FIRST teams only. This special offer is only available for a limited time and to qualify you must provide us with your FTC team name and number. This drive base kit when purchased individually is valued at $389USD.
Note: You can use any FIRST legal motor with this set.
The Titan Quad Motor Controller is a powerful, 4-channel CAN-based motor controller with a built-in fuse-box (for DC motors up to 20A).
The Studica VMX is a powerful robot controller,
The Studica VMX leverages five recent key technology developments,
The Studica VMX Technology Enables,
New for the 2022-2023 Season
FTC Teams are eligible to get 1 kit at a heavily discounted price. To apply for the discount please fill out this application form.
The FTC Drive Base Kit v2 (70400-v2) is available for FIRST teams only and is fully FIRST legal. This is an upgrade from our first version (part # 70400). It includes our new slim mecanum wheels with bearings on all rollers, allowing you to make a wider base robot. It also has 4 NeveRest Orbital 20 Gearmotors with wires, our new Clamping Shaft Hubs, 4 bumpers and more hardware.