About 

First® Tech Challenge Overview
  • FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics based competition designed by US FIRST for students of ages 14 to 18 (7-12 grades) and is organised by India STEM Foundation ; National Affiliate Partner of FIRST in India.
  • The challenge registration commences in September. The national championship will be in February followed by the world championship in the month of April.
  • The challenge requires teams to build & program their robots using standard kits and play a sophisticated game obliging set of rules and regulations.
  • While the program intends to develop STEM skills in participating students, it will also enable them to appreciate innovation, hard work, knowledge sharing, team work & other important life skills. Students can also market their work and brand their teams to earn sponsorship in their community.
  • A participating team can have 3 to 15 members and 2 to 3 coaches/mentors. Team must read through the year’s challenge and possess necessary participating kit. The kit is reusable from year to year and programmable using variety of languages.
  • Along with lot of learning, FTC also provides access to over 10 million dollars of scholarships in leading universities at USA.
How does FTC help students?

US FIRST reports that more than 84% FTC participants like to take challenging career path in math or science.

Key Learning & Benefits:

  • Trains in prototyping, 3D modelling & engineering book keeping
  • Directs to apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Teaches automation and control systems through programming
  • Develops problem solving, people orientation and organizational skills
  • Introduces to professionalism, spirit of competitiveness & cooperation
  • Provides access to over 10 million dollars of scholarships and several awards
  • Over and above it is great “FUN & EXCITEMENT
One Page Game Description  Game Manual Part 1  Game Manual Part 2  Game Logo  Robot Self-Inspection Checklist  FIRST Tech Challenge Forum

Season Calendar

The FIRST Tech Challenge kick-off happens in first week of September every year. Registration to the competition opens in by end of September followed by a building or competition preparation season from October to January. The national championship (FIRST Tech Challenge India) will be scheduled in February, followed by FIRST World Championship in the month of April.

Note: Depending on the number of teams from a particular region, we might conduct FTC India Regionals prior to FTC India Nationals. The information will be updated 4-6 weeks prior to the actual competition dates

Team Basics

 

Awards

Make India Proud

An opportunity to represent INDIA at FTC World Championship

Scholarships

~200
Scholarship Providers
~$30000000
Available in Scholarship

Registration & Cost

FTC Encourage Ensemble:  India STEM has created this value pack to encourage students to participate in the competition and avail the opportunities of FTC without having to worry about kit of parts procurement, training, mentor ship etc.

Elements Access is Inclusive?
Registration Fee Yes
Control & Communication Set Yes
Electronics Modules & Sensors Set Yes
TETRIX FTC Competition Set Yes
Velocity Vortex Kit Yes
Soft Tiles for Play Field Yes
Perimeter Kit for Play Field Yes
Spare & Miscellaneous Parts Yes
Team Allocation & Orientation Yes
Mentorship & Training Yes
Food at Competition Venue Yes
Encourage Ensemble Cost (INR) 1,25,000/- per Student (tax inclusive)

Note: Registered students will get access to the listed items in part of a Team to learn, practise and build a comprehensive game solution. They wouldn’t have ownership of the items listed.

FTC Registration Only: This gives rookie (teams participating first time in FTC) & veteran teams access to participation and food during the competition.

Elements Access is Inclusive?
Registration Fee Yes
Control & Communication Set No
Electronics Modules & Sensors Set No
TETRIX FTC Competition Set No
Velocity Vortex Kit No
Soft Tiles for Play Field No
Perimeter Kit for Play Field No
Spare & Miscellaneous Parts No
Team Allocation & Orientation No
Mentorship & Training No
Food at Competition Venue Yes
Registration Cost (INR) 30,000/- per Team Member (tax inclusive)

Note 1: Rookie teams (teams participating first time in FTC) should ensure that they procure necessary kit of parts & other elements to prepare for the competition.
Note 2: Veteran teams (teams participated in previous seasons) can use their previous kits, however are requested to cross check the kit of parts mentioned for 2016-17 season.

Standard Kit of Parts & Elements Required to Participate in FTC Season 2016-17

Kit Control & Communication Set Electronics Modules & Sensor Set TETRIX FTC Competition SET Velocity Vortex Set Soft Tiles for FTC Field Perimeter Field Kit
Components Moto G Phones (2) USB Hub Micro to USB OTG Cable Logitech Gamepad F310 controllers (2) Power Module DC Motor Controllers (2) Servo Motor Controller Advanced Sensor Module IR Sensor (Seeker v3) Reflected Light Sensor (EOPD) Analog Touch Sensor Phone to Power Module Cable USB Cables (4) 12 volt Power Cables (3) Storage bin and 843 heavy-duty pieces, including: Brackets, mounts, hard point connectors Structural channels, angles, and plates Wheels and gears Omni wheels Battery pack and charger Servos and DC Motors Fasteners and tools Center Vortex (1) Red Ramp (1) Blue Ramp (1) Red Particle Ball (7) Blue Particle Ball (7) Red Ball with Pump (1) Blue Ball with Pump (1) 2016-2017 FTC Beacon (4) Soft Tiles for setting Play Field Panels to create the perimeter for Play Field
Cost (INR) 36,920/- 49,275/- 78,300/- 60,750/- 31,050/- 80,325/-
Total Cost (INR) 3,36,620/-
Standard Kit of Parts & Elements (Economy pack)
Kit Control & Communication Set Electronics Modules & Sensor Set TETRIX FTC Competition SET Velocity Vortex Set Soft Tiles for FTC Field Perimeter Field Kit
Components Moto G phones (2) USB Hub Micro to USB OTG Cable Logitech Gamepad F310 Controllers (2) Power Module DC Motor Controllers (2) Servo Motor Controller Advanced Sensor Module IR Sensor (Seeker v3) Reflected Light Sensor (EOPD) Analog Touch Sensor Phone to Power Module Cable USB Cables (4) 12 volt Power Cables (3) Storage bin and 843 heavy-duty pieces, including: Brackets, mounts, hard point connectors Structural channels, angles, and plates Wheels and gears Omni wheels Battery pack and charger Servos and DC Motors Fasteners and tools Central Vortex (1) Corner Vortex (1) Beacons (2) Practice Balls (7) Large Ball (1) Set of 36 Soft Tiles (low cost rubber tiles) to set the play field area Panels (low cost PVC pipe) to create the perimeter for play field
Cost (INR) 36,920/- 49,275/- 74,800/- 40,500/- 18,500/- 15,300/-
Total Cost (INR) 2,35,295/-

Click Here to purchase kit or parts.

Kindly note below mentioned terms and conditions
* Order will be placed only after full payment
* Some of the kit of parts are sourced from India in economy pack.
* The estimated costs can vary depending on the exchange rate
* Minimum of 2 weeks lead time is expected

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO REGISTER AN UNDERPRIVILEGED TEAM PLEASE CONTACT US AT

FTC@indiastemfoundation.org

WE WILL WAIVE-OFF THE REGISTRATION COST.

Volunteer

Would you like to dedicate couple of hours of your weekend to influence young minds to engage with STEM and learn life skills?
Be a Mentor/Coach
  • Bring your technical or non-technical expertise to the team
  • A team needs 2-3 mentors/coaches to build competitive solution.
  • Assist with programming/power & signal system/design & building of robot etc.
Be an Event Volunteer
  • All skills are welcomed to be part of our event.
  • Provide technical assistance at the competition.
  • Help students with necessary tools & information at the venue.
  • Contribute to run the event smoothly & successfully.
  • Enjoy the fun and excitement of the competition

Email your interest to us with subject “FTC Event Volunteer/ Mentor” at      FTC@indiastemfoundation.org

Registration Information

FTC Encourage Ensemble (To register as a student):

FTC Encourage Ensemble allows individual student to participate in the competition without having to worry about kit of parts, training & coaching etc.

The FTC Encourage Ensemble cost is INR 1,25,000/- per student

India STEM Foundation will allocate student to a team and assist with orientation, access to necessary kit of parts, training & coaching etc.

Register here
FTC Registration Only (Registration for Rookie/ Veteran team):

FTC Registration Only allows Rookie (teams participating first time in FTC) & Veteran teams to register their teams

The FTC Team Registration cost is INR 30,000/- per team member

India STEM Foundation recommends team coaches to register the team name, pay registration fee and add the details of team members

Register here

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