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Dangerous Minds compete in a competition called FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). We are currently the only team in Victoria.


So what is FTC?  FTC is a world wide competition

FIRST states that "FIRST® Tech Challenge encourages teams to design, build, program, and compete in thrilling robotics competitions. Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of innovation, and teamwork. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of programming languages. Students are encouraged to create team brands and be an ambassador for FIRST and STEM in their communities".


  • Explore the creative problem-solving process within an intense, fun sports competition model

  • Be part of an engaged and supportive community

  • Design, build, and program robots

  • Gain hands-on programming and rapid-prototyping experience

  • Apply real-world math and science concepts

  • Document the engineering process

  • Developproblem-solving,organizational, and team-building skills

  • Compete and cooperate in Alliances at tournaments

  • Build life skills while building robots and work towards participating in tournaments and FIRST Championship

  • Access to career discovery opportunities, networking, and the FIRST Scholarship Program

  • Havefun!"


Judging Criteria

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