Modern Robotics, Inc has been working closely with FIRST® and Qualcomm to create a powerful new control system for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition for the 2015 – 2016 competition season and beyond.

The new system centers on a Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Android device connected to the Modern Robotics Core range of control modules and sensors. These modules connect via high-speed USB to the Android platform and provide all the connectivity required to build FTC robots ranging from a simple platform to kick off experimentation and development to complex competitive robots that will take teams to the FTC Championships.

The primary source for the initial purchase of the Electronics for FIRST FTC teams is the FIRST Storefront.  As part of the registration process, you will be able to select and order the Electronic kit of your choice.  Additional controllers will be available from Modern Robotics after you receive your registration kits.  Accessories and other items are available and can be ordered now from Modern Robotics.

FTC Discount

We are pleased to offer a 5% discount to FTC teams on Matrix parts. To get the discount, create an account using the Register link above. Then email confirmation of team registration to

Electronic Modules & Sensors Kit (2016-2017 season)

This kit contains everything a rookie team that does not have any FTC electronics will need. This kit is also available to veteran teams that wish to upgrade to the new equipment.

Some items below include power, OTG, and/or USB cables.

Qty SKU Name
1 45-2006 Optical Distance Sensor
1 45-2007 Touch Sensor
1 45-2017 IR Seeker V3
1 AUA3030 Core Device Interface Module
2 AUM3020 Core Motor Controller
1 AUP3010 Core Power Distribution Module
1 AUS3015 Core Servo Controller

FTC Electronics Kits  (2015-2016 season)

 An introduction to the two Electronics kit options available to FIRST FTC teams when they register for the 2015-2016 season. 

The kit available for the 2016-2017 season is the full kit in the video below without the Legacy Module.