Team CalderDrones spills the beans on creating an award-winning game-day strategy

Team Ultraviolet’s pointers on becoming an award-winning rookie team

Team Digital Pancakes’ tips for an award-winning season

Team Ground X’s fundraising and outreach tips

Watch The Download 2020-21 Kick-off edition

Dom’s strategy tips

Impress the judges with these five engineering notebook principles

Ideas to organise your team around Covid-19 safety measures

Building a strong game strategy – a lesson from team Binary Bots

Team CalderDrones spills the beans on creating an award-winning game-day strategy

January 23, 2024 by  
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At our recent teams webinar focused on all things Qualifying Tournaments, CalderDrones, 2022-23 National Innovate and Regional Control Award winners, from Liverpool, shared what makes a winning game-day strategy with some top tips to get UK teams fired up for game day. Let’s recap on the genius gems shared with teams: Team Name: CalderDrones Team […]

Team Ultraviolet’s pointers on becoming an award-winning rookie team

January 9, 2024 by  
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At our teams webinar ahead of scrimmages, we were joined by the South West powerhouse team, Ultraviolet, from Bournemouth School for Girls. Regional and national award-winners in their rookie season last year, team Ultraviolet shared their thoughts on how to become a FIRST Tech Challenge UK award-winning team. Let’s hear what they had to say: […]

Team Digital Pancakes’ tips for an award-winning season

October 24, 2023 by  
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At our kick-off webinar, Wednesday 20 September 2023, we invited Scott Buchanan from team Digital Pancakes, UK-344, Friend’s Grammar School, Lisburn to make a real difference in the FIRST UK community by offering his invaluable skills and pearls of wisdom with fellow CENTERSTAGE teams. Having taken part in FIRST Tech Challenge UK for the past […]

Team Ground X’s fundraising and outreach tips

October 24, 2023 by  
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Hit the ground running with team Ground X’s tips and tricks for a successful fundraising and outreach season. On 11 October 2023, we invited the West Midlands Design Award-winning team, Ground X, from Outwood Academy Newbold, to join our in-season webinar. UK-090 team members Samson and Cameron shared their successful approach to fundraising and outreach […]

Watch The Download 2020-21 Kick-off edition

February 2, 2021 by  
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FIRST Tech Challenge UK is kicking off this season from 11-29 Jan 2021 with three flexible weeks for teams to share, connect and inspire each other as they get to grips with the Ultimate Goal. During Kick-off month your team can take part in anything from picking team roles to homing in on a game […]

Dom’s strategy tips

January 20, 2021 by  
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We asked a Dom, previous Strategy Officer from the Binary Bots team in London, what tips and tricks they would pass along to help other teams when planning their season. They had lots to say, so takes some time to make sure you’re familiar with what’s involved in an effective strategy plan! . . . […]

Impress the judges with these five engineering notebook principles

December 2, 2020 by  
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Forget about robots for a second, the engineering notebook is hands down the most important material any team will produce in FIRST Tech Challenge UK. No team can be assessed for an award without one, however, teams have won awards without a working robot — it’s true! So, what’s an engineering notebook and how can […]

Ideas to organise your team around Covid-19 safety measures

October 14, 2020 by  
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Hey teams and Team Leads, how’s it going? 👋 We’re seeing plenty of teams get creative with building a team and running sessions while protective measures are in place. Here’s a bunch of genius ideas that could help your team make a strong start this season. If you’re a team please ensure you continue to […]

Building a strong game strategy – a lesson from team Binary Bots

October 25, 2019 by  
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Having a game strategy is critical when competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Not only does it help teams to focus on how they’ll score points, it also guides the robot’s design and function. Dom, from team Binary Bots 003 – who also developed this season’s strategy mission in Makerspace – shares his team’s approach […]

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