Start A LEGO Robotics Team At Your School

MakerState Robotics Program

What is this

"Save the world using Robotics!"

MakerState is offering schools and parents the opportunity to start their very own Robotics team in their hometowns. Students will be placed into teams of varying sizes where they will build robots to compete in challenges!

Through these challenges, students will be using robotics and AI to solve the worldโ€™s problems whether it be meteors falling out of the sky, garbage piled up burning the world, or anything else.

What do they learn

Through robotics, students will be learning about the following:

FIRST + FIRST Principles

FIRST is the non-profit organization that hosts these competitions.

FIRST, through these robot competitions, teaches the following values to students all around the world:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.

What does the Robotics Package cover?

Through robotics, students will be learning about the following:

FIRST Lego League Explorers

2-4th grade, age 6-10

Starting school year Sept thru March/April

Using Lego Robotics, students explore real-world problems like resources, energy & recycling in order to create world-saving innovations!

For budding young scientists, the team learns to explore wonders of science & technology using LEGO WeDo 2.0. They will design show-me posters of their solutions at the season’s end.

FIRST Lego League Challengers

4-8th grade, age 9-16

Starting school year Sept thru March/April

Using Lego Robotics, teams will design robots to complete a series of missions within 2.5 minutes to win the game! In addition to the following, students work together to solve one of the worldโ€™s problems, which they will later be showcased and judged

Students will design Lego Mindstorm robots to complete a series of timed missions. In addition, Students must solve the given innovation project by using posters, technology designs, and team presentations while documenting in their engineering notebooks.

FIRST Technical Competitions

7th-12th grade.Ages13-19

FTC starts September 18

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

Kids from 7th-12th grade will build a robot (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Students will learn the importance of teamwork, safety, gracious professionalism, and creativity.

FIRST Robotics Competition

9th-12th grade, Ages 15-19

First Saturday of every January

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Every year teams of high school students come together for 6 weeks to build a 125lb robot with the help of mentors and coaches.

Students will design, prototype, build and code a robot to do designated tasks. Along the way, students will learn how to CAD and CAM, use power tools, and different programming languages. Students will learn the importance of teamwork, safety, gracious professionalism, and creativity.

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