What is FIRST

FIRST® is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the next generation of science and technology leaders in the workforce by engaging them in robotics. The organization places a focus on many important industry qualities, including Gracious Professionalism® and coopertition, to help build team members. FIRST is divided into 4 main competitions based on age:

  • FIRST Lego League Junior
  • FIRST Lego League
  • FIRST Tech Challenge
  • FIRST Robotics Competition

Each division allows for bigger robots and more complex pieces, and Java The Hutts is part of FTC. Even though FIRST is a robotics competition, one of their key motto is “More than robots”. In fact, the most prestigious award offered in competition is the Inspire award, which focuses on other facets of competition, including the engineering notebook.