The First Robotics competition season is starting with district events hosted at Kettering University in Flint and at Traverse City Central High School.
They're set for Friday and Saturday.
More district tournaments will be held each weekend though April 2. Locations include Mott High School in Waterford, Wayne State University in Detroit, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Niles High School, Churchill High School in Livonia and Athens High School in Troy.
The goal is to qualify for the Michigan State Championship April 7-9 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
From there, 18 teams advance to the international First Championship in St. Louis, April 27-30.
Michigan teams have been on the winning alliance at six of the past seven national championships.