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FIRST Tech Challenge

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for students aged 14 to 18 that inspires young people to take part in MINT. The competition was by the foundation FIRST, founded by the American inventor of the Segway Dean Kamen. Over the course of several months, the students have to develop, build and program a robot that scores as many points as possible in the new annual task, both autonomously and controlled by the team.

The evaluation is not only about the robots themselves, but also about the meetings, ideas, planning, and the functioning of the hardware and software in an engineering notebook, true to the motto "more than robots". During the competitions it is very important to show team spirit but also friendliness, respect and helpfulness towards the other teams (Gracious Professionalism). Only those who implement all this can receive an Inspire Award from the jury, the highest prize, which is almost always associated with further qualification.

To be successful in the FIRST Tech Challenge, many talents must come together and every team member is needed. Some like to build robots, others prefer programming, writing texts in English, drawing or working on the public appearance of the team.

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