To install the firmware, unzip it and copy it to the directory “LEGO Mindstorms NXT / engine / Firmware”. For Windows users, this will be found under C:Program Files; for Mac users it will be under Applications. Then, use the Tools/Update NXT Firmware option of the Mindstorms Programming application to install the firware to your NXT controller [Download].
FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is the next level of competition after FIRST LEGO League. Students in grades 7-12 design, build, and program their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, coaches, mentors and volunteers are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.