FIRST Tech Challenge is a head-to-head robotics sport like competition for high school students.  Teams of up to 15 students design, build, and program robots to compete against other teams.  Robots are programmed using Java and controlled by smartphones and tablets.  Teams develop strategies and build their robots based on comprehensive engineering principles.  Team awards are given for winning game match play as well as for robot design, creative problem solving, collaborative teamwork and community outreach.

iSPACE is the Ohio affiliated partner for FIRST Tech Challenge and host of the iSPACE FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship.

Ohio FIRST Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner Contacts

Check out the ROVER RUCKUS teaser video.

Current Season

2018/2019 Season - FIRST ROVER RUCKUS

The season in Ohio ended on February 23, 2019 with an exciting State Championship.  See the results HERE.

For more information on this season's challenge, go to the official FIRST Tech Challenge Game & Season Web-Site.

Want a JUMP START on the 2019/2020 season.  New teams that register between now and April 15 receive a jump start on their first competitive season and access to a wealth of resources to help them get started.  For more information and the registration information go HERE.


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