First Tech Challenge
First Tech Challenge is part of FIRST, an organization that promotes Technology and Core Values amongst kids. "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" is the theme that got abreviated into FIRST. "Gracious Professionalism" is the mantra that helps kids understand and help each other.
Competing in FTC
FTC focuses more on technology and management, where teams build robots out of specific sets of metal parts. And the controllers are programmed using block-programming or Java. Unlike FLL, FTC is not a fully autonomus robot competition. It builds the kids' skill off and on the field.
2018-2019 will be our first season in FTC. Did anybody say "Rookie"?. Yes, we are going all in. We will have help from teams that have done this before. We will do our best, to learn, and to compete. The season just started. Wish us luck.. we will need all of it.