Robotics


2020-2021 Season:

Come to our K-8 Open House – Monday, March 2 – PHS Student Center 7pm!

Piedmont Makers organizes FIRST Robotics teams and hosts tournaments for Piedmont and the broader East Bay community.  This includes FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams for rising K through 3rd graders, FIRST Lego League teams for rising 4th through 8th graders, FIRST Tech Challenge teams for 7th through 12th graders, and a FIRST Robotics Competition team for 9th through 12th graders.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. (K-3rd grade) is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Registration opens March through through April 30, $150 registration fee, rising K-3rd Graders

FIRST Lego League (4th-8th grade) is a LEGO Spark Prime-based robotics competition and includes a team project based on the season’s theme. The regular season runs from August through November.  If you are new to robotics or coding, we recommend this level.

Registration opens March through April 30, $300 registration fee, rising 4th-8th Graders

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

  • Rising 7th-8th graders: Registration opens February through April 30, $300 registration fee + team fee once placed on team
  • Rising 9th-12th graders: Application Form deadline April, team fee once placed on team

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

High School Application Form deadline April

Questions?  Please email robotics@piedmontmakers.org

Past Seasons