2019-2020 Season:

Piedmont Makers organizes FIRST Robotics teams and hosts tournaments for Piedmont and the broader East Bay community.  This includes FIRST Lego League teams for rising 4th through 8th graders, FIRST Tech Challenge teams for 7th through 12th graders, and FIRST Robotics Competition for 9th through 12th graders.

FIRST LEGO League: Registration Now OPEN (through April 30, $250 registration fee, rising 4th-8th Graders)

FIRST Tech Challenge:

  • Rising 7th-8th graders: Registration Now OPEN (through March 31, $250 registration fee + team fee once placed on team)
  • Rising 9th-12th graders: Application Form (deadline April 12, team fee once placed on team)

FIRST Robotics Competition: High School Application Form (deadline April 21)

Questions?  Please email

Open House Presentations:

Piedmont Robotics:

FIRST Lego League (4th-8th grade) is a Lego Mindstorms-based robotics competition and includes a team project based on the season’s theme.   The 2018-2019 theme is INTO ORBIT: Explore living in and traveling through space.  The regular season runs from August through November.  If you are new to robotics or coding, we recommend this level.

FIRST Tech Challenge (7th-12th grade) is a more advanced robotics competition which features Android/Java programming and TETRIX robotics.  If you have some robotics or coding experience and are at least in 7th grade, we recommend this level.

FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12th grade) is the highest level of FIRST robotics.

Past Seasons