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  • Where kids walk in

    and innovators walk out
  • Discover exciting career possibilities

    and learn to make positive contributions to society
  • Develop Strategy, build robots using

    cutting-edge technology, and compete head-to-head-
  • Develop Strategy, build robots using

    cutting-edge technology, and compete head-to-head-

STEM HQ / TechGarage would like to thank Great Charity Challenge, our team, and our sponsors Canadian Pacific and Bainbridge Companies.


TechGarage team finished 3rd and a grant for $100,000 will be used to start and support competitive robotics teams in the at-risk community!!!!

Official Results 



TechGarage Drone Robot League


Game Highlights

  • Rules for the game will be announced on September 9th at noon as part of the 30 hour build season/kickoff
  • A team will consist of two robots and two drones with two team members per drone and robot for a total of eight team members
  • The team will compete as a group for the season and work together to develop optimal winning strategy
  • Season runs from September - December
  • 10 minute matches best two out of three for up to 30 minutes of field time in one hour
  • Matches scheduled throughout the season
  • Matches between teams will use differential scoring based on highest previous match score to make all matches competitive
  • Robot size 24"x24"x24" and must use batteries legal in FIRST FTC or VEX
  • We provide Python/OpenCV toolkit for Bebop drone used for autonomous and game programming
  • Drones will play defense, score ping pong balls and capture hidden pictures of Science and Math questions solved by the team for game points 
  • Participants can work on integrating their robot design into multiplayer game that is being developed by TechGarage members
  • At the end of the season each team member will vote for the best robots and drones to select the All-Star team
  • Two divisions - intermediate and advance with a league championship tournament at the end
  • Skill certification recognizing individual accomplishments in CAD, Java, Python, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Autonomous, OpenCV, Unity


TechGarage Virtual Reality League

  • We are adding a program where members will compete in the Intel/Oculus VR Challenger League(link)
  • We have 10 Oculus VR 1080 workstations that will be reserved and prioritized for the league during the week
  • Participation will require members to demonstrate a strong aptitude and interest in programming
  • This is not a program designed to play video games but make programming fun in an immersive environment
  • Each member will need to show progress in developing an educational Virtual Reality game that can be used to teach topics in 5th or 8th grade science
  • Priority will be given based on length of membership at TechGarage, attending Summer Camp and participation in year round programs
  • TechGarage will have open time for members to have some VR fun but will be outside of normally scheduled practice time and be a member in good standing

TechGarage Membership 






Innovative ideas.

Teams develop strategy, build robots using cutting-edge technologies, and compete head to head.


Successful projects.

Children discover exciting career possibilities and learn to make positive contributions to society.


Latest technologies.

Students utilize the latest technology and fabrication techniques in the construction of robots.


Great network.

Introduce the young children to the fascinating worlds of science and technology.


New opportunities.

Eye-opening experiences encourage students to become science and technology leaders.


Stay in touch.

Work in a team to build self-confidence, team work, and leadership qualities.