Motor City Alliance

Detroit Robotics Initiative

Who are we?

We are here to support you!

The Motor City Alliance(MCA) is a consortium of Michigan FIRST robotics teams and industry professionals. The central goal of MCA is to create a successful and sustainable FIRST ecosystem in Detroit. Our desire is for this to become your “one-stop shop” for all things FIRST. We are passionate about team sustainability and helping you get the most out of your robotics experience. 

Game strategy

The MCA will help teams to analyze each years robotics challenge and come up with an achievable and effective approach to creating a competitive robot. 

Technical Support

The MCA will help teams to diagnose problems large and small. Our support center is setup to answer any type of question and we will work hard to diagnose and resolve any technical issue that comes up. 

Software Engineering Help

Provide teams with help in programming their robots for teleoperation and autonomous modes. The MCA can provide support for both Java and Blocks programming. 

Training and Events

The MCA will provide opportunities for Detroit Robotics teams to participate in training covering team management, design, construction, software development, and the competition itself. 

Critical Resources

Everything you need in one place

The Resource Repository is equipped with content for all levels of experience in all topics of FIRST Robotics. This is the constantly expanding guide to team sustainability and growth.


Don’t work alone!

A key tenet of the Motor City Alliance is to foster communication between students, coaches, and local professionals.  We have provided a wide variety of mechanisms for support and collaboration. 

Slack Channel

File Support Ticket

Contact Us

Training and Events


We collaborate for success

The Motor City Alliance wouldn’t be possible without our partners who share our vision of empowering youth through STEM. First and foremost we are closely aligned with FIRST Robotics and FIRST in Michigan.  All of our efforts are designed to empower teams for FIRST Robotics competitions at the elementary, middle school, and high school level. 

The Motor City Alliance also works with a broad coalition of public and private organizations and individuals who support us through financial contributions, event locales, and volunteer their time to support our events.