The FIRST Canada FTC SIM brought to you by CanCode is software designed for teachers, coaches, students, and team members to learn the basics of programming in FIRST Tech Challenge Blocks in a simulated FIRST Tech Challenge Blocks programming environment.

Whether or not you have access to your physical robot at this time, all of your team members or students in your class can begin learning how to code a FIRST Tech Challenge robot in this simulator. Create your own account for free and sign up to start with the basics and move your way up through increasingly difficult challenges!

Bring your video games to life with PixelPAD

You can build FIRST Robotics POWER UP, Maker Labs and Castle Crashers games using the coding handbook and pre-made game guide.

Code with FIRST Canada!

Online coding classes where kids can learn about logic, structure, sequence and creative expression!  Join us for a 60-minute Coding Workshop to give kids a taste of what coding and programming are all about! They will be able to share what they have created with friends and family and explore more at home. All virtual workshops will be led by 2 or more live instructors from the world of FIRST Robotics Canada and Gracious Professionalism as well as equity, inclusion and diversity will be at the heart of all sessions

Children Will Learn: Logic, Structure, Creative Thinking, Sequencing, Algorithmic Thinking, Programming Languages such as Java in FTC SIM

FREE Classroom Coding Workshops

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FIRST Canada is offering free, one-hour introductory coding workshops on Thursday afternoons for classes of grade 4 – 8 students, along with teacher resources and follow-up activities that your students can complete after the workshop. Led by a FIRST Canada facilitator, your students will learn to program and test the performance of virtual robots in a simulated environment, without the need for physical equipment or space for testing. Register for one of these engaging and interactive workshops or  start right away by following the instructions at this LINK

CanCode in trh Yukon

FIRST Robotics Canada is on a mission! We are on a mission to educate even more kids and youth about coding and programming. Thanks to CanCode funding, FIRST is embarking on some exciting new initiatives to get students engaged in coding.
Check out our coding booth at FIRST Robotics Competition events and check out some of our partners we’re working with on some cool programs!

FRC Java Tutorials

As part of the CanCode program, we’ve created a complete FIRST Robotics Competition Java tutorial series to get you started for this years’ game. The tutorials will teach you the basics of programming starting from your first drive commands to using sensors!

EV3 Tutorials

We’ve created a complete FIRST LEGO League EV3 tutorial series to get you started no matter what your coding abilities are! The tutorials will teach you everything from how to upload code to your EV3 to how you can make your own blocks!

You love coding but you don’t know what kinds of opportunities the world of coding offers?

What kind of careers are out there? What companies hire people with coding skills? Is coding fun—even when it’s your job?

Here at FIRST Robotics Canada, we’ve been asked all of these questions and more. That’s why we created Girls in STEM—Your Future In Code. In this magazine, you’ll discover some cool coding facts and history about the industry, meet super talented women doing fascinating jobs, and learn all about where you might find your place in this amazing field.