FIRST® Tech Challenge is incredibly rewarding, and a much cheaper alternative for 14-18 year olds than FIRST® Robotics Competition.
In order to compete, a team requires the following:
- Android Moto G(s)
- TETRIX or Matrix robotics kit
- 2-15 high school age students
- At least one dedicated adult mentor
Once the base kit has been purchased (Tetrix/Matrix), the kit can be used year after year. On top of this cost, there is a small registration cost to compete in Australian tournaments.
There are currently 2 Australian regional competitions for FIRST® Tech Challenge – one in Brisbane and one in Sydney. Teams are also invited to the national competition held in Sydney in December.
For more the most current information about FIRST® Tech Challenge, please visit: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc