Our FTC teams serve to introduce students to FIRST, with most of their members having little to none robotics experience before joining the RoboLancers. Traditionally, after a year of FTC, RoboLancers move onto our FRC team.
For most of the 2010s, the RoboLancers had two FTC teams, Gold 5320 and Crimson 6676. In the 2019-2020 season, a third team, Wrench Toast 16941, was established for students interested in a second year of FTC. This season, all three of our FTC teams are for new RoboLancers.
All of our FTC teams build their robots independently of each other and compete against each other just as any other team would.
Our FTC teams are reborn every year with a new set of students. Over the course of the year, their confidence and knowledge in STEM grow as they form bonds with their teammates.
RoboLancers Gold (5320)
Our first FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, RoboLancers Gold 5320, was established in 2011. Traditionally, Gold has been a female empowerment team, meaning that 50% of our FTC team leaders are female.
RoboLancers Crimson (6676)
RoboLancers Crimson 6676 is our second FTC team, which was established in 2012.
RoboLancers Colbalt (16941)
Our third FTC team, RoboLancers Cobalt 16941, formerly Wrench Toast, was renamed in 2021. As we come back from virtual school, and robotics, we have many new members ready to partake in our in-person programs. Due to this spike in new members, we decided to run our third FTC team as another space for new RoboLancers.