It’s way more than building robots. 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.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.

The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.

FIRST Tech Challenge Sponsorship

Item Cost (Paid by Toyota) Annual or One Time
Registration $275 Annual
Competition Fee $250 Annual
Additional Parts & Tools $170 Annual
Game Pieces (1/2 field) $300 Annual
Floor Tiles $132 One-Time
Control and Communication $249 One-Time
Electronics Module and Sensor Set $129 One-Time
Competition Set $495 One-Time