FIRST Tech Challenge

Today!  Watch Live Webcast from the Peoria Quest Academy Qualifier

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Important info for FTC registration!

Register your FTC team today with FIRST HQ () - we need to count the number of Illinois teams in FTC this year in order to plan the correct number of qualifier tournaments.  Please do this asap!

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java for Android Studio or Java based MIT App Inventor. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.


  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Possibly earn a place at the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

On this website you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.




2016-7 IL State Championship

Inspire Award
Winner: 8817 Fruit Salad
2nd: 7129 Robo Raiders
3rd: 10138 Newton Busters
Winning Alliance
Captain: 10138 Newton Busters
1st pick: 10091 NYAN Robotics
2nd pick: 5452 Robot to the Knee


Illinois Teams Advancing to 2017 NSR from State:

5037 got robot?
5199 Duct Tape and a Prayer
5452 Robot to the Knee
7129 Robo Raiders
7351 Dynamic Signals
8817 Fruit Salad
10091 N.Y.A.N. Robotics
10138 Newton Busters FTC
10635 Unknown Element

Good Luck at Northern Super Regional!


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Upcoming Events

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December 9, Sat
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chicago Back of the Yards Mee

December 9, Sat
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Chicago Francis Parker Meet

December 9, Sat
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South Suburban Meet 2-Homewood

December 9, Sat
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