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Robotics

Piedmont Makers organizes FIRST Robotics teams and hosts tournaments for Piedmont and the broader East Bay community.  This includes FIRST LEGO League Explore teams for rising K through 3rd graders, FIRST Lego League Challenge 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.

In the 2022-2023 season, Piedmont Makers organized 60+ robotics teams with 400+ students  across all four levels of FIRST, making it the largest community robotics league in Northern California.  Registration will open in March for the 2023-2024 season.

Questions?  Please email robotics@piedmontmakers.org

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FIRST LEGO League Explore

FIRST LEGO League Explore (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®.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

FIRST LEGO League Challenge (4th-8th grade) is a LEGO Spark Prime-based robotics competition with Scratch/Python coding 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.

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FIRST Tech Challenge

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

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12th grade) is the highest level of FIRST robotics.  Highlander Robotics (Team #8033) represents Piedmont in regional and national competitions.

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