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FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team
Peak to Peak's robotics club meets outside of school hours to design and build a robot to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge regional competition. Robotics Club provides students with a great opportunity to learn engineering methodology from industry mentors, develop real-world programming skills, participate in a close-knit team with a common goal, and have a lot of fun!
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 strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.
FTC (FIRST Technology Challenge) is a program sponsored by the F.I.R.S.T. organization - a non-profit created by Dean Kamen (most famous for his invention of the Segway) to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. FTC is one of many programs they have developed and is designed for students who are interested in robotics and want to compete as part of a team in head-to-head matches using a sports competition 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.
Each year, the FIRST (www.usfirst.org) organization sponsors a new robotics challenge to groups all over the world. Teams design and build their robots using only approved materials to accomplish specific tasks according to a specific scoring rubric and then compete against other teams in regional and national competitions. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Please check back on this page next Fall for more information about our coaching staff and how to apply to be on the team.