TKA MidKnight Robotics teams compete with other FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in the Bay Area.

TKA has two teams - MidKnight Madness #7854 and MidKnight Mayhem #15385 - comprised of up to fifteen high school students each. 
For more information about the TKA program, please contact Mrs. Annette Lane, Robotics Teacher and Team Coach:

2023-2024 Team

**Applications are now closed for the 2023-24 Team, due to an unprecedented number of applications for limited spots. For questions, contact Robotics Team Coach, Mrs. Annette Lane,

The FTC season runs from September through January, with the NorCal Championships in late February or early March. 

Open to students in Grades 9-12.  Teams meet three times/week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15-6:00 p.m. The TKA robotics team members contribute a variety of skills, and no prior experience is required.

The Robotics team fee for this season will be $550, which includes individual tool kits and team shirts for each student and also covers team expenses such registrations, robot parts and materials, equipment and coaches' stipends. Families will be billed through TKA FACTS system.

We train new members on CAD, 3D printing, hardware prototyping, and software with Android Studio to program in Java.We also have an on-campus machine shop to design and manufacture parts. The team is run like a small business, with marketing, fundraising, team management, and presentation skills needed as well.

Robotics News

TKA Helps Pilot Program with Mark Rober & CrunchLabs

TKA is embarking on the first-ever pilot program with Mark Rober and CrunchLabs. TKA students and teachers will collaborate with Mark and his team at CrunchLabs and utilize his engineering products to help them develop an educational learning program for schools.

MidKnight Mayhem Design Process

Watch this design process video! (5:14)

Madness Robot Reveal

Watch this robot go! (1:33)