FTC#11848 in Lake Villa, IL

FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

FTC - FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Illinois Robotics Northeast Lake League 


Thank you to our contributors: Swiss Automation, Inc, Kroeschell Engineering, Inc, and AbbVie, Inc! 


Meet the Spare Parts: Brandon, Calvin, Nathan, Hemanth and Steven

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Season: Center Stage!


Spare Parts Robotics "SPR" est. 2016 is a community based FIRST FTC team designing, building and programming robots that compete in the FIRST Illinois Robotics Northeast Lake 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).   

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 “RISE to the Challenge” is used to establish our team identity and provide encouragement 

R RESEARCH: Research and set goals to figure out what we need to do and how

I INNOVATE: Used creativity and determination to help teammates

S   STRATEGY: Determine how we can maximize points with strategic planning

E EDUCATE: Teach our new teammates and teammates with new roles

In summary, FIRST Illinois website (www.firstillinoisrobotics.org) says it best...

"FTC is about teaching students the value of hard work, innovation, and creativity.  It goes beyond the competition by teaching teenagers about the importance of working together, sharing ideas, and treating each other with respect and dignity.

When a student joins an FTC team, they join a global community of students who are interested in using technology to build a better world tomorrow.  There are over 20,000 students from around the globe who design and build robots to compete against one another in competition.  They compete locally to earn their way to the annual FTC World Championship!"

Upcoming Events FIRST '22-23 PowerPlay Season 

SEASON KICKOFF:   September 10, 2022

UPDATES:  https://www.firstillinoisrobotics.org/ftc-team-updates.html



PowerPlay Season Parts


Our Team Beacon which designed to look like a Power Plant (after all, the season theme is electricity!)

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