FIRST Tech Challenge documentation

FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics program for middle and high school students. It’s way more than building robots, see About the FIRST Tech Challenge to see why.

Note

This project is under active development. Anything contained herein is for informational purposes only; while this documentation is intended to support teams and in some way provide context to game rules, the game rules supercede all documentation found here. If you have feedback about this project, please use our feedback form.

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Rookie Team

Rookie Resources

Rookie Teams may not know where to start. This is the way!

Veteran Team

Veteran Resources

Veteran Teams looking for veteran resources can look here.

Coach (Admin)

Coach Resources

Coaches looking for Team Administrative Resources can look here for help.

Mentor (Technical)

Mentor Resources

Technical Mentors looking for Technical Resources should look here first!

Programming Quick Links

Quick Links for Programming Language Resources

Control System Links

Let’s get to know the FIRST Tech Challenge Control System!

Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Software Development Kit (SDK) is the collection of tools for developing software and executing it on the robot.

Game Manual Links

Be sure you’re following all of the rules of the competition! Game Manuals and Q&A are essential documents.