Offer students opportunities to develop technical STEM and holistic skills through competition and career-ready practices with FIRST® Tech Challenge Class Pack.
Throughout this year-long course, students will create a robot and utilize tools for self-growth in technical skill development and engineering design thinking. Each semester of the course culminates in an event where students present what they've learned and use their robot to compete in a class mini-game.
You can request a demo of the FIRST Tech Challenge curriculum in Thinkscape and view our scope and sequence options for this year-long course, which can be flexible and adjusted based on student needs and to coincide with a competitive qualifying season or independent classroom experience.
FIRST® Tech Challenge Class Pack registration materials for the 2020-2021 season are unavailable due to high demand. Sign up below to learn more and find out when registration opens for the 2021-2022 school year.
(not included with Class Pack)
This kit includes everything you need to build a basic robot that can be operated autonomously with the REV Control Hub and tele-op with gamepad. View technical specs and system requirements.
This kit includes:
REV Control Hub, Android phone, Web Cam, and necessary wiring
Color and touch sensor
240+ REV metal and plastic pieces including structure pieces, motion pieces, wheels
Rechargeable battery pack and charger
1 core hex motor, 2 smart robot servos, and 2 HD hex motors
Hardware and tools
If you have an affiliated FIRST Tech Challenge competition kit from TETRIX or REV, you can use your existing set to interact with the Class Pack curriculum.
The REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade kit allows customers to expand their existing education robot kit and take a deeper dive into the two-semester curriculum with extended builds and sensors.
This optional kit includes:
FIRST has completed an external analysis and mapping of FIRST Tech Challenge to national educational standards. Below is a list of the available standards alignments:
Aug 2020-Sept 2021
Participation Cost 2020-2021
REV Robotics Education Kit
Recommended 1 kit per 3 students
REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade Kit (optional)
Optional but strongly recommended
$500 (1 seat)