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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 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 this program for FIRST—that means we run all FIRST LEGO League Challenge and FIRST LEGO League Explore tournaments and festivals in Wisconsin. In addition, we provide support for teams across the state, including coach and mentor training.

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Wisconsin FIRST LEGO League.

In the News

We love to share when teams and tournaments make the news. Please share your clips with us!


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.


Our Teams

For the 2023–2024 competition year, our teams are:

Team 17235 – MR. COD
Team 22548 – Attack Hamsterz

Team 8755 – E-Storm


Want to Join?

Email to get started.

FIRST Wisconsin serves as the Wisconsin Program Delivery Organization for FTC.

Careers with BadgerBots

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. 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.

See Us In Action

Take a look at FRC Team 1306 in action during the 2023-24 season, CRESCENDO℠.

Want to Join?

Learn more about FRC Team 1306-BadgerBots at their team website:

Email with any additional questions.

FIRST Wisconsin serves as the Wisconsin Program Delivery Organization for FRC.

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