2019-2020 Season:

Come to the Robotics Open House Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm in the Piedmont High School Student Center! Parents and rising 4th-8th grade students are invited. We will discuss our elementary and middle school robotics program — FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Note our high school robotics teams will have a separate Open House for interested FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition students.

Questions?  Please email

Piedmont Robotics:

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 (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.

To learn more, please see our presentation below from the March info session:

Past Seasons