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 email@example.com 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
Here is the place to find out about local events and happenings. Team Resources can also be found at the bottom of this page.
Outreach Opportunity for Teams!
Hey FTC teams! We need your help! We are working on videos to explain the use of the following sensors - Distance, color, touch, magnetic; as well as how to use 3-d printers for FTC. We need photos and short video clips of this in action by FTC teams! Any team that sends photos and/or clips by December 15th will be entered into a drawing for a $100 debit card for your team! And what a great outreach opportunity to support your Kentucky PDPs! Send photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure and include your team name and number.
Power Play Events
Power Play Events
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.
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.
We are working to get past season information here.
Here are some resources used by the FTC community.
FIRST Tech Challenge event statistics.