Rockford Robotics' FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams are preparing for the upcoming season.


Want to learn about our teams? Check out this video.


Are you interested in joining? See the About Us page.



Latest News


cfnil grant 2014The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has awarded Rockford Robotics, through RPS 205, a $20,000 grant for the FIRST Robotics Roll Out on August 26, 2014.

RPS leaders hope to have Robotics programs in every elementary, middle, and high school, making RPS 205 the first in the state to have FIRST Robotics available at the K-12 level. 


During the 2013-14 school year:

  • Junior FIRST Lego League (K-3) teams were at Froberg, Whitehead, Lathrop, Washington and Brookview.
  • FIRST Lego League (4-8) teams were at Lincoln, Marshall and Froberg. (The Lego League team at Marshall competed at the state level.)
  • Jefferson High School pioneered the district's FIRST Tech Challenge team, in which students learn to think like engineers.


Click on the links below to learn more about other Rockford Robotics activities.


Mayor Proclaims July 2014 "Robotics Education Month"


Labview Classes


Rockford e~Inventors Class


Howard Coleman Scholarship Winners


Rockford Robotics is a Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finalist


Mentor Chris Magee Wins Chamber of Commerce Award


Rockford Robotics is a Central Illinois Regional Finalist


Rockford RoboTech Wins Connect Award




About Us


Team 2039, Rockford Robotics is a US_FIRST_Robotics team for Rockford, IL area high school students. The team is comprised of students from public, private, and home schools.


We are also home to two US_FIRST_Tech_Challenge Teams, Robotech 7124 and Robotech 8003.


Our mission is simple. We want everyone to have fun while learning. And we want to educate the workforce of tomorrow about opportunities that exist in the realm of science and technology.




Join the Team


Students can apply to the team by completing this application form: Rockford Robotics Student Member Application


Completed applications may be:

  • Mailed to Rockford Robotics, 605 Fulton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
  • Scanned and emailed to
  • Hand delivered to a Robotics Mentor

Be sure to check out our Team Handbook to learn more about Rockford Robotics.


Upcoming Events



September 27, 2014
Wisconsin State Fairgrounds



October 18, 2014
Northern Illinois University


FRC Recruitment Meeting
October 2, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Eigerlab 'Bot Shop


Our monthly calendar includes meeting dates and times.




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