Did You Know?

That FIRST Tech Challenge teams aren't limited to a kit of parts? That's right! They can use anything from custom-designed 3-D printed parts, to a measuring tape, and even things from the recycling bin! You can even use every engineer's favorite tools -  duct tape & zip ties - to fix anything that breaks! And some teams find that their prototype with these materials works just fine. The possibilities are (almost) endless!

What is FIRST Tech Challenge?

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 FIRST Tech Challenge program rewards teamwork, Gracious Professionalism, and intelligent design with a cost-effective robotics platform. FIRST Tech Challenge is scalable and volunteer driven.

Want to get involved?

Ready to join a KY team? 

Want to start a team in KY? 

Are you a teacher, wanting to implement this in a classroom? 

E-mail us at info@kyfirstrobotics.org and we will help you get started!

"Competition for the sake not of destroying one another, but for the sake of bettering and improving both competitors as a result of the competition."

- Woodie Flowers

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Current Teams!

Here is the place to find out about local events and happenings.  Team Resources can also be found at the bottom of this page.

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Power Play Events

Power Play Events

Beaker Meet #1

When: Saturday, October 22nd

Where: Morehead State University Student Center

Stay Tuned for details.

Dunker Meet #1

When: Saturday, November 12th 

Where: Murray State University 

Stay Tuned for details.

KY Metro League Details

Registration for KY Leagues is currently closed. Any KY team that registered their team after September 28th should send an email to info@kyfirstrobotics.org to register for league and championship play for the PowerPlay Season

KY State Championship

When: February 10th - 11th

Where: University of Kentucky 

We are adding details as they become available. Be sure to read League Information in the box above for details on how to qualify for the championship!

Beaker Meet #2

When: Saturday, January 28th

Where: Morehead State University

Stay tuned for details.

Dunker Meet #2

When: Saturday, January 21st

Where: Murray State University

Stay Tuned for details.

World Championship

KY Winning Alliance Captain and KY Inspire Winner will receive an invitation to the World Championship on April 19th-22nd in Houston, TX.

Interested in Volunteering?

Click the circle below to learn about all FIRST volunteer opportunities in Kentucky.
 

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We are working to get past season information here.

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Resources

Here are some resources used by the FTC community.

Freight Frenzy Resources

2021-2022 game and season materials.

The Orange
Alliance

The official match, event, and team data provider for FTC.

Chief Delphi
 

A forum about all things robots, used by FIRST teams across the globe.

FIRST Resource Library

FIRST has lots of great resources available for FTC teams.

FTC
STATS

FIRST  Tech Challenge event statistics.

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Mini-Brochure

Learn about the FTC Program with this Mini- Brochure!

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A comprehensive guide for FTC teams, by FTC teams, including teams here in Kentucky!

Programming 
Resources

A variety of resources compiled by FIRST.