Piedmont Makers is organizing a new Fall Robotics league for 2017-2018 including FIRST Lego League teams for rising 4th through 6th graders and FIRST Tech Challenge teams for 7th through 9th graders (all-girls, all-boys, co-ed).

FIRST Lego League is a Lego Mindstorms-based robotics competition. FIRST Tech Challenge is a more advanced robotics competition. Like a sports team, each team will meet for weekly practices with weekend scrimmages and tournaments. The season will run from August to November and. if the teams qualify, will continue to California regional and national competitions in 2018.