FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head. 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. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people, creating more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The La Cañada Engineering Club provides the opportunity for first year club members to compete in FTC in order to introduce students to the engineering techniques and principals used within both FRC and Solar Cup.
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