First  Tech Challenge

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FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for high-schoolers who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built using a TETRIX platform that is reusable from year-to-year using Android technology and JAVA programming. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

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Middle school and high school students ages 12 – 18 get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots.
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts.
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills.
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances at tournaments.
  • Earn a place in the World Championships.
  • Qualify for over $30 million in college scholarships.


  • 3-15 Students
  • 1 Coach
  • 1-3 Volunteer Mentors


Game Announced: September
Build Season: September — March
Competition Season: October — March
Meetings: 2-3 hours, 1-3 days per week

To learn more about FIRST Tech Challenge, visit the FIRST website.
You can also visit the local Indiana FIRST Tech Challenge website.