FIRST Tech Challenge Detroit Kickoff Event

Event Details

Learn this season’s FIRST Tech Challenge Game and see the field!




Doors Open at 8:30am
Opening Remarks at 8:45am
Workshops and Seminars 9:00am – 11:45am
Game Reveal at 12:00pm
Field Reveal and Strategy Session at 12:15pm


  • Rookie Chassis Build: Bring your kit and build a basic chassis.
  • Robot Wiring: Learn about the *New* Rev module
  • Programming Setup: Get your laptop and phones set up for the season! Android Studio or *New* Google Blocks


9:00am – 9:45am

  • Using Encoders with Google Blocks
  • Robot Design and Build

10:00am – 10:45am

  • Using Sensors with Google Blocks
  • Engineering Design Process

11:00am – 11:45am

  • Beginning Programming with Android Studio
  • FTC Awards and your Engineering Notebook