FIRST Tech Challenge

South Carolina FTC 3864's Robot 2011

South Carolina FTC 3864’s Robot 2011

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Compete for a spot in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $13.5 million in college scholarships

About Garnet Squadron FTC 11444

We are entering our first season of competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge. We are already extremely ahead of the curve with the basic knowledge required to be successful in this competition. We meet Thursdays and Fridays at the Engineering Fabrication facility at the University of South Carolina from 6PM Р9PM. If you would like to be notified about all of our meetings all you have to do is text @garnetsq to 81010 or you can send us an email at