Youth Programs

Rochester Makerspace First Robotics Team

FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for students who want to compete head-to-head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12’ X 12’ field, in an alliance format, against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java-based programming languages.

Teams, including students, coaches, and mentors, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles, such as rapid prototyping. Awards are earned for the competition, as well as community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments.

During the 2021-22 school year, the Rochester Makerspace sponsored and mentored a team of Rochester students. We’re hoping to sponsor another team this year! Keep an eye on this page for announcements.

Upcoming Programs

Watch this space (or follow us on Facebook or Twitter) for announcements of upcoming youth programs at the Makerspace!