The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition targeted toward students in grades 9-12 (aged 14-18).
FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year, and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams — including coaches, mentors, and volunteers — are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition, as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students Get To:
Panhandle Plains FTC Championship
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 8:00 - 6:00
Lubbock High School Dining Hall, Lubbock, Texas
Practice matches begin 8:00 a.m.
Event Kickoff 1:05 p.m.
Opening Ceremony 1:15 p.m.
Qualifying matches begin 3:45 p.m.
Elimination matches begin 5:30 p.m.
Awards and Closing Ceremony
For more information on the game, click here.
Private, corporate, and industry support is encouraged to advance this activity across the western half of the State of Texas. For information on supporting the FIRST Tech Challenge, contact Alan Barhorst (see contact information below).
For more information regarding funding for first and second-year teams, click here.
For more information on the Lubbock FTC events, contact:
Alan A. Barhorst, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1021