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.


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.


New Team

New Team Resources

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

Returning Team

Returning Team Resources

Returning Teams looking for 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.