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 Explore (K-3rd grade, formerly FIRST LEGO League Jr.) is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.
Registration, $150 registration fee, rising K-3rd Graders
FIRST Lego League Challenge (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, $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, $300 registration fee + team fee once placed on team
- Rising 9th-12th graders: Application Form (coming soon), team fee once placed on team
FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12th grade) is the highest level of FIRST robotics.
High School Application Form (coming soon)
Questions? Please email email@example.com
K-8 Open House Presentation: (Recording)