Rockford Robotics is the home of two FIRST Tech Challenge teams and a FIRST Robotics Competition team. All are busy preparing for the 2015 competition season.


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


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


We are now hosting Rookie Build days. Stop by any Saturday from October 11 through November 22 to learn more about the team and help a build a robot. Meeting times are 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Be sure to bring a brown bag lunch.


Complete this google form to join the team: Rockford Robotics Application



Latest News


ftc kickoff 2015On Sept 6th, 2014 Rockford Robotics hosted the inaugural Rock River Valley FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff at the Discovery Center in downtown Rockford to celebrate the start of the 2014-2015 FTC season.


Rookie and veteran teams from all over the region came out to attend learn, for the first time, this year’s challenge and attend lectures covering a wide array of topics from programming and CAD to team building and ‘bot shop organization. The event ended with the revealing of the FTC 2014-2015 Game, including the Kickoff Video broadcast and a fully constructed FTC field!


All of the teams in attendance were presented with a tool kit containing Greenlee professional grade hand tools. The kits were a generous donation from Greenlee to the Rock River Valley area FTC teams.

This event was made possible by members of the Rockford Maker’s Network.




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


CFNIL Grants $20,000 to RPS 205 for Robotics Programs


Team 2039 Mentor Terry Brown Learns More than Basics at U.S. Air Force

Leadership Experience


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


Halloween Party
5:00 - 7:00, October 26, 2014
Eigerlab 'Bot Shop


Safety Meeting

5:00 - 7:00, December 9, 2014

Eigerlab 'Bot Shop


Our monthly calendar includes meeting dates and times.




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