The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition for high school students. It offers the same traditional challenges of a FIRST Robotics competition, but is generally more affordable and accessible.
Teams of up to 10 students, with their teachers and mentors, build a small remote-controlled robot using a custom robotic platform created specifically for FIRST. During the season, teams document their progress and the process behind the creation and deployment of their robot. Teams compete for several awards in areas that include engineering, design excellence, competitive play and sportsmanship.
In the District of Columbia, our events are executed along with the FTC teams in Maryland. Our operational partner in Maryland plans and organizes the qualifiers, state championship and other supplemental events. Stay up to date with MD/DC FTC by visiting them online, here.
Learn more at FIRST Tech Challenge.
Pictured below, Winning Alliance 2nd Selection: Team 4451 RoboFoxes from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC at the 2011-2012 Maryland FTC Championship (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab on February 25, 2012. Congratulations RoboFoxes for becoming the very first District of Columbia FIRST team to achieve this honor.
2012-2013 FTC Game Animation