CENTERSTAGE℠ Presented by Raytheon Technologies is the 2023-2024 FIRST® Tech Challenge game. Teams will raise the curtain on the power of design, creativity, and precision to create all new experiences. Read more about CENTERSTAGE℠ on the FIRST® website.Game
These kits do not include the Field Perimeter (am-0481b) or Soft Tiles (am-2499). Check out the Premium Set (am-3145a) to get non-game specifics.
This Tape Set includes all the tape you need for the 2023-2024 FIRST Tech Challenge game, CENTERSTAGE℠ presented by Raytheon Technologies.
We also offer a CENTERSTAGE℠ Tool Set.
Components in am-5100_tape:
LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential is the cross-curricular STEAM solution for primary education. SPIKE Essential engages students in hands-on investigation of STEAM concepts while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional development. Standards-aligned learning units use everyday themes, relatable Minifigures with different personalities and familiar LEGO® building elements to solve problems through storytelling.
SPIKE Essential consists of a main classroom brick set with a wide variety of LEGO® elements and intelligent hardware, along with the intuitive SPIKE™ App, all of which is accompanied by a selection of unit plans and comprehensive online and in-app support. This helps students develop age-appropriate coding skills while providing comprehensive support designed to help educators deliver engaging lessons.
SPIKE Essential excites students and delivers strong STEAM learning outcomes, developing their STEAM knowledge and practices, and 21st century skills.
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Soft Tiles are 2' x 2' x 5/8" thick gray floor mats that are used on the FIRST Tech Challenge (am-0481b) playing field. A full FTC field requires 36 tiles.
The interlocking edges of these tiles connect nicely for a quick setup and will stay firmly in place. The edges can be easily cut for a straight edge if desired. The tiles are double-sided with both a textured and a smooth side to suit any need. Disassembly is simple and we suggest these Soft Tile Bags for storage and transport. Each bag can carry up to 18 tiles.
These tiles are ideally suited for a variety of purposes and are perfect for exercise areas, playrooms, and workshops. The soft, durable mats would also work well anywhere that needs a bit more cushion - including camping or as an anti-fatigue standing mat.
Tiles can also be purchased in single quantities or packs of four.
New for the 2023-2024 Season
Download the Kit List here.
FTC Teams are eligible to get 1 kit at a heavily discounted price. To apply for the discount please fill out this application form.
This kit does not include any control system components.
Affordable and durable 2 inch squish wheels are now available. These wheels are commonly used by competitive robotics teams to move game pieces throughout their robot.
These wheels ship in packs of 10 for $3 per wheel and feature:
This Tool Set includes everything you need to assemble the 2023-2024 FIRST Tech Challenge game, CENTERSTAGE℠ presented by Raytheon Technologies.
We also offer a CENTERSTAGE℠ Tape Set.
Components in am-5100_tool:
Here you can get all the components needed to setup the entire FTC perimeter. Save a bit of money and buy it as one package instead of each piece separately, carrying bags included!
The BattHawk™ is designed and manufactured by Muncie/Delaware Robotics, FRC Team 1720, PhyXTGears. BattHawk™ is a voltmeter which can take the place of a battery flag. It measures the battery voltage without discernible drain during a robot competition time frame. This product is especially useful for rows of batteries. When a BattHawk™ is plugged into each battery in a line, the status of all batteries is always visible. This allows for monitoring of the charge of each battery with just a glance. The purchase of the BattHawk™ helps fund ongoing efforts for FRC team 1720.
Battery Life with BattHawk™:
A BattHawk™ may be left in a battery for weeks without harming the battery. Batteries should NOT be stored with the BattHawk™ inserted as it will eventually discharge the battery fully (about 47 days).
How to Use:
Recommended Usage Cases:
“Our team used the BattHawk™ to be sure our batteries are “ready to go” as we zoom out of the pits to the next match! It has allowed us to grab a fresh battery when we’re in a hurry from the practice field directly to a match!” – John
“During the playoffs, we had four charged batteries on our cart ready to go. In the heat of the battle it’s sometimes confusing which batteries are fully charged and which one just came from our robot’s last match. With a BattHawk™ plugged into every battery, the choice is obvious! Just ‘grab ‘n’ go’!” – Mike
“Just for grins, we inserted several BattHawk™s into our batteries back at home, and the battery stayed fully charged for over a week…when we stopped our test. We calculated that our standard 18Ah (amp hour) robot batteries would last 1,125 hours with a continuously attached BattHawk™. That’s 46+ days! Yep, we love this device!” – Rob
If you have product questions please contact via email at email@example.com.
Please know this is a totally different product than the popular Battery Beak, which tests batteries under a load. The Battery Beak's test is a battery health condition test along with a load test, while the BattHawk™ is simply a voltmeter. We suggest a robot competition team to have 1 or 2 Battery Beaks and at least 4 BattHawks™.