I have blogged before about the FIRST family of robotics program for students.
The New Zealand Annual FTC competition is being held on Saturday at ACG Strathallan. The finals happen between 1 pm and 3 pm although the competition will be running all day. Entry is free so come along and see some cool robots competing.
FTC (First Tech Challenge) is a robotics program for years 7 to 12 and bridges the gap between First Lego League using lego robots and FRC with big robots.
FTC uses metal components and focuses on engineering and programming skills.
Students who participate in the program:
- Design, build, and program robots
- Apply real-world math and science concepts
- Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Compete for a spot in the World Championship