FIRST Robotics BC wants to encourage young people in British Columbia to become science and technology leaders. Kids from kindergarten through high school are engaged in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society. This season will be an opportunity for innovation as we all navigate Covid-19 while creating a fun and exciting season for our students.
It’s time to be Game Changers
For centuries, sports have played an integral part in our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us. This season, our programs represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. We’re teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. Explore our programs and join us on the field this season.
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE
Grades preK – 8
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces STEM to children ages 4-14 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
FIRST® Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.
FIRST® Robotics Competition teams design, program, and build a robot starting with a standard kit of parts and common set of rules to play in a themed head-to-head challenge. Teams also build a brand, develop community partnerships for support, and work to promote STEM in their local community.
FIRST remains committed to continuing our efforts to give students the skills and confidence they need to change the world – today and tomorrow. Learn about opportunities for online learning/skills development, FIRST supported activities, and a place to stay connected to the FIRST community during this global pandemic. FIRST at Home
Some teams have found great parts for their robots in unusual local stores. Learn about some ideas used in past robots and bring your ideas to share. These workshops are intended for FTC teams and focus on various areas of building and programming FTC robots. FRC team members are welcome to register too. Workshops run […]
Now that the FTC Game ( ULTIMATE GOAL ) has been released, a group of volunteers took on the challenge to build a Robot in a Weekend. The plan was to have everyone building robots in the same space, but that couldn’t happen with all the restrictions this year. So we scheduled an online Check-in […]
Find out about FIRST Tech Challenge and learn about this year’s game challenge called Ultimate Goal. See a playing field set-up for this year’s game and participate in workshops to get your season started. Watch the livestream from Kick-off.
Hello to the FIRST® Robotics British Columbia family! With the ever-changing world and circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in British Columbia, FIRST® Robotics British Columbia is committed to continue encouraging and supporting our youth to become the science and technology leaders of tomorrow. As always, our priority is the safety of all our students, volunteers, coaches, mentors and community members. Due to the pandemic and the guidelines from provincial health officials, we anticipate that teams will encounter a number of unique challenges […]
BC students (Grades 1-12) are invited to celebrate all things science, technology, engineering, and math with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC by taking part in our STEM Leaders of the Future: Engineering and Geoscience contest! Check out the list of challenges to help get those creative thoughts flowing. Using items you can find around the […]
The FIRST Tech Challenge Season may look a bit different this year, but there will be a full competition season. This year’s game is called Ultimate Goal and here’s the video teaser to introduce the theme. British Columbia events will start in September with a Live Stream Kick-off on our youtube channel and an opportunity […]
As part of the Society Act, FIRST Robotics British Columbia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 14th 2020, at 6pm. This will be a virtual meeting and the meeting invitation will be sent out electronically to all registered members on June 1st. If you would like to become a member please fill out our FIRST […]
The Chicago Robotics Invitational is a premier FTC off-season event that features the previous competitions field with a slight twist. This year teams will compete in 3v3 matches on a 16×16 field and there are a few new scoring elements that have altered and have been added. The event takes place on July 10-11 at […]
FIRST Teams from across Canada will be featured as part of a 2 hour showcase on weekdays from 9am to 11am PST March 19 to April 3. Check out the topic schedule or watch live. FRC and FTC Teams from across Canada can apply to be part of the showcase. Teams that are selected to […]
Team applications are now open for the largest, most competitive, international, off-season FTC tournament in the world! Teams from regions where the Championship was cancelled or postponed past March 23rd due to the COVID-19 outbreak are encouraged to still apply. In these cases it is vital that you submit a three minute video showing the capabilities of your […]