LEARNING THROUGH COMPETITION
Hands-on learning is at the center of Sacred Heart Robotics, and a structured competition environment provides a fun, creative, and educational way to introduce students to STEM.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
Designed for middle and high school students, the First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition is a perfect introduction into the world of competitive robotics.
FTC: 10023, 13981, 16276, 16283, 16886, 16887, 19896
While fabrication is still a key component, much of FTC relies on the use of kit parts, which are easily accessible for first-time roboticists. As such, FTC competitions are appealing and achievable for novices and experts alike.
On FTC, students work in small, focused teams of 5-10 students, which gives everyone a chance to become a key contributor. Depending on their interests, students can choose to work on hardware, software, or even both.
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
FIRST's highest level of competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), offers students a chance to take their engineering to the next level.
HIGHER ORDER DESIGN
Built mostly from scratch, FRC robots are both larger and more complex. Their construction provides a stimulating intellectual challenge for the whole team, especially as custom-fabrication is heavily involved.
To compete in FRC, students from across all 5 SHP FTC teams come together to work on a single robot, giving them the chance to build and collaborate in a large group environment.