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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.

"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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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!

Current Teams!

Here is the place to find out about local events and happenings.  Kentucky will have a Metro League play format again this year, which means that all participating teams will be in one league and may choose to go to any of the league meets below.

Current League Rankings:


Registration is available to out-of-state teams on a limited basis. We have spots available! 


Team Resources can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Kick-Off Event

When: September 9th 

Where: Newton's Attic

 Lexington, KY

League Meet

Hazard League Meet

Wednesday, January 10th

Challenger Learning Center of KY

Hazard, KY

THIS MEET IS FULL

League Meet

Murray League Meet

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Calloway County High School Murray, Kentucky

League Meet

Louisville League Meet

January 20th, 2024

Louisville Collegiate School

Louisville, KY

League Meet

Morehead League Meet

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

League Meet

Bowling Green League Meet

January 27th, 2024

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY


February 16th-17th

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KY State Championship


University of Kentucky 

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3-d Printing for FTC

Andrew, a local FTC alumni and Presidential Volunteer Award Winning Volunteer, walks teams through the ins and outs of 3-d printer use in FTC through this video series. 

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Resources

Here are some resources used by the FTC community.

PowerPlay 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.

FTC
Mini-Brochure

Learn about the FTC Program with this Mini- Brochure!

Game
Manual 0

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

Programming 
Resources

A variety of resources compiled by FIRST.

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