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Meet the CENTERSTAGE champions!

Our CENTERSTAGE season came to an epic end with teams battling to be crowned national champions at the University of Cambridge. Bringing together the very best youth robotics teams from all four nations, the UK Championship did not disappoint. 42 teams took to the game field to put their carefully designed robots and well-thought-out strategies […]

Euros 2024 for robots

In case you missed it, one of the UK’s most significant sporting events of the calendar happened over the weekend. Teams from all four nations competed to be crowned UK champions. The champs is something they’d been training for since the season started in September, with grit, determination, courage, teamwork, and resilience all on display […]

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10 explosive qualifiers launch 40 teams to UK Champs

During March schools and community groups across the UK participated in 10 robotics tournaments showcasing their design, engineering, coding and outreach talent – vying to earn industy judged awards and a coveted spot at the UK Champs. Let’s take a moment to reminisce over the biggest seat-wriggling and hug-it-out scenes from our 2024 regionals: A […]

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

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 […]

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FIRST Tech Challenge UK - South East Regional 2022-23

Local scrimmages! An all-round win

We wrapped up 2023 with a burst of innovation in December at the FIRST Tech Challenge UK scrimmages for what is becoming the most promising robotics season yet! Scrimmages are informal meetups where teams get together during the programme’s mid-season to build, test out the game field and meet other teams, before competing at a […]

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

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: […]

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Matt Fry, Maths Teacher
Lilian Bayliss Technology School

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