We cultivate passion.
On evenings and weekends, our building is absolutely bustling with students who have a singular goal—building and coding the best possible robots. We love watching our teams develop their skills every year. And we love that they'd still be testing their robots at 2 a.m. if they could.
FIRST LEGO League
FIRST LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to kids in grades 2-8 through hands-on learning. It’s a great way to build confidence and get real world problem-solving experience.
What We Do
We serve as the Wisconsin operational partner for FIRST—that means we run all FIRST LEGO League Challenge and FIRST LEGO League Explore tournaments and expos in Wisconsin. In addition, we provide support for teams across the state, including coach and mentor training.
FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for grades 7–12. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using Java-based programming.
Teams compete in local qualifying tournaments, and from there might advance to the state championship or even the world championship.
What We Do
We provide support for Dane County teams in the form of a robot kit, a dedicated work space, mentors, and opportunities for community service. Each student pays a yearly fee, which covers the cost of the kit, national team registration, and tournament expenses including transportation, lodging, and meals for in-state tournaments.
For the 2022–2023 competition year, our teams are:
Team 17235 – MR. COD
Team 22548 – Attack Hamsterz
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FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenges students in grades 9–12 to build an industrial-sized robot that can play and win a field game in alliance with other teams. Teams are student-led and student-run and compete in multiple tournaments each year.
What We Do
We provide a dedicated workspace, mentors, and community service opportunities for FRC Team 1306 – BadgerBOTS, a team made up of students from many Dane County school districts. FRC Team 1306 meets year-round, frequently qualifies for international championship events, and has won the prestigious Regional Chairman’s Award five times, most recently in 2020.
Want to Join?
Learn more about FRC Team 1306-BadgerBots at their team website: team1306.com
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