We are a FIRST Tech Challenge team based in British Columbia, Canada.
Most of our members have been part of FIRST for a few years now, having participated in FIRST LEGO League competitions. Some of us went to school together, and others were part of the same neighborhood or community. The majority of us were part of the Forces of the Galaxy FLL team. You can find more about our FLL team exploits in our Forces of the Galaxy webpage.
We’ve been involved with FIRST for about 5 years now - with this being our fifth. We previously did 3 years of FIRST Lego League and went to Internationals and World Championship. We’re now in our second year of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and have learned quite a few things. FTC is definitely on a much bigger scale than First Lego League, and is vastly different in the fact that we are no longer working with toys, but with real robots. It's been our first time building with metal, "CADing" our designs, and programming without labview or block form. We’ve also had more autonomy in our decisions, and through the keeping of an engineering notebook, have become more of a small business, which is new for us, but also very exciting.