Spare Parts Robotics

FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

FTC - First Tech Challenge - Illinois Robotics Northern League


Spare Parts Robotics "SPR" est. 2016 is a community based FIRST FTC team designing, building and programming robots that compete in the Illinois Northern Robotics League. Our team is made up of High School and Jr. High School kids from several different schools in the surrounding area and our focus is on engaging teenagers in developing skills in the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

During this year, we've found a way to safely stay connected via remote meetings and following local guidelines. If you're interested in becoming a member of our team, please click on the contact us page for email contacts. A majority of team members are returning from last year's successful run in the Skystone challenge as well as a new member with FLL experience.

As part of our ongoing philosophy each team member will participate in learning and leading new roles (i.e. designing/building, engineering/math concepts, programing/coding, game strategy, team branding/social media, robot drivers, CAD, etc...). SPR brings a variety of skills and talents together to form a fun team focused on learning, sharing experiences and personal growth. Several of our alumni have earned FIRST scholarships and are pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science and information technology just to name a few.

Our Theme for this year's challenge called the Ultimate Goal is Adapt…Adapt our team, Adapt the next generation and Adapt the future because we believe that when you bring SPARE PARTS together you can build amazing things!

Fun Fact >>> Team mascot is Linus who was the inspiration for our "Cat"stone used in Skystone challenge.

Meet the Team Going to IL State Championship Tournament!

Meet the Spare Parts: Connell, Nathan, Hailey, Christina P., Emily, Christina B., and Bella

Upcoming Events FIRST '20-21 Season Game Changers

SEASON KICKOFF: September 12, 2020



  • League

    • Meet 1 – Nov 16-22

    • Meet 2 – Dec 14-20

    • Meet 3 – Jan 18-24

    • Meet 4 – Feb 8-14

    • League Tournament Championship - Feb 28 - Mar 06

  • State Championship - Mar 21 - Mar 27

  • FIRST World Championship - Canceled

LINUS: Our Team Mascot used in hundreds of keychains and "Cat"stone for Skystone Season Challenge
SKITTLES: Our Skystone Robot Season '19-20