The First Tech Challenge

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a competition in which each team designs, builds, and programs a robot to complete certain tasks outlined at the beginning of the season. FTC is a division of FIRST Inspires, an organization which hosts several youth robotics leagues. FTC does not solely focus on robotics; the organization also inspires students to connect with their peers, work with corporations, and make a positive impact on their communities.

For the 2020-2021 season, the challenge is called Game Changers. There are several different components to the game. One of our main focuses is to deliver wobble goals to a target zone. We are also working on placing rings into a tower goal with several levels. There are power shots in which we can launch rings at a target zone and there is a drop zone where we can drop wobble goals over the barrier. In addition, there is an autonomous period and a driver-controlled period.