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Welcome to the FIRST Tech Challenge


FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams 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 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.

Students get to:
checkbox gold  Design, build, and program robots
checkbox gold  Apply real-world math and science concepts
checkbox gold  Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
checkbox gold  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
checkbox gold  Compete for a spot in the World Championship

Pilot Tournament - 2 August 2014 (SciBono ) Johannesburg

I believe that this pilot tournament was a great success. the teams have enjoyed it a great deal and while the results may not be the most important thing of all because it was a practice tournament, it is still important that we communicate these results.

Results of Judging 

Now we are getting ready for our first official FTC season starting on September 6 2014. 

Upcoming Events

Robofest 2017-South Africa


Registration is now open until 15 February2017.

Read more about RoboHit 2017 here

You can register your team on this page

This is an open platform competition. Why not try it, it is fun?

RoboFest Workshop

We are planning on doing a workshop to help teams prepare for the competition. Watch this space for the date of this workshop

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