2021-2022 Season:

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, team fee once placed on team

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

Questions?  Please email

K-8 Open House Presentation: (Recording)

High School Open House Presentation: (Recording)

Past Seasons