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 alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java for Android Studio or Java based MIT App Inventor. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance as for well as for community outreach, 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 at 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 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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