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    FIRST Tech Challenge

    Today!  Watch Live Webcast from the Peoria Quest Academy Qualifier

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

    (Note: there is no audio for this Webcast) 


    Important info for FTC registration!

    Register your FTC team today with FIRST HQ () - we need to count the number of Illinois teams in FTC this year in order to plan the correct number of qualifier tournaments.  Please do this asap!

    FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java for Andriod Studio or Java based MIT App Invantor. Teams, including coaches, mentors mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, design, and other real-world accomplishments.


    • Design, build, and program robots
    • Apply real-world math and science concepts
    • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
    • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
    • Possibly earn a place in the World Championship
    • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

    On this website you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.





    2015-6 IL State Championship

    Inspire Award
    Winner: 7129 Robo Raiders
    2nd: 4106 Supposable Thumbs
    3rd: 7351 Dynamic Signals
    Winning Alliance
    Captain: 8620 WormGear Warriors
    1st pick: 4106 Supposable Thumbs
    2nd pick: 7351 Dynamic Signals


    Illinois Teams Advancing to World from NSR:

    8620 Wormgear Warrior
    Winning Alliance 2nd Team Selected
    5602 Zip TIE Fighters
    Connect Award 2nd Place
    8907 Blue Box Bots
    Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 2nd Place
    7351 Dynamic Signals
    Motivate Award Winner 2nd Place

     Good Luck at World!


    More FTC News...

    Upcoming Events

    FTC Game Manual Part 1 released

    July 1, Fri
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Chicago Children's Museum Demo

    July 24, Sun
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    FTC Illinois Registration Site Opens

    August 1, Mon
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    FTC Season Kickoff

    September 10, Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    FTC Illinois State Championship

    February 24, Fri
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Full Calendar Here...
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