The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7 thru 12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots in a 10-week build period to compete in an alliance format against other teams.
Students will get an opportunity to develop and showcase skills in engineering, programming, and autonomous and remote-controlled vehicle operation as the robot is designed, built, and finally tested against robots from other teams in competition.
"We are excited to bring this next stage of engineering and design to our students. Building a winning FTC robot requires one hundred hours or more by student teams to design, build, test and program a bot that will score point in the challenge laid out by FTC. Teams have to expand and apply their knowledge geometry, physics, and programing in the Python language to produce a winning bot." - Will Herring, MCS Digital Integration Facilitator
Thank you to the Public Education Foundation of Moore County for their continued support of robotics in Moore County Schools.
December 15 - FTC practice competition @Union Pines, 11 am - 3 pm
January 28 - FTC regional competition @Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
May 12 - Moore County Elementary Robotics Showcase @Pinecrest
May 13 - Regional Robotics Showcase @Pinecrest
May 19 - Moore Middle School Robotics Competition @Pinecrest
May 20 - Regional Middle School Robotics Competition @Pinecrest
More information is available at the MCS Robotics website.