FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


New Team Update, Q&A Closing, and Program Surgery

Oct 03, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Team Update 0.3 is here!

First Event Assignments and NASA Grant

Sep 27, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

First event preferences have been published! If your team missed the preference window, that's okay. We are now open for registration for those teams who are not registered or waitlisted yet. Also, the NASA grant applications are due Monday, September 30!

Kit of Parts: The Basics & 2020 Deets

Sep 26, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Kit of Parts! Or at least everything we can share now!

Another Team Update and Event Preference Deadline!

Sep 25, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Team Update 0.2 is now available, and don't forget to get your first event preferences in before Noon, ET on Thursday, September 26!

Pool Noodles, Event Preferences and an Overview Document, More DLC Goodies

Sep 20, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about Pool Noodles for 2020. Plus Event Preferencing is open and we have a helpful overview available! And another DLC pack!

New Chief Volunteers!

Sep 19, 2019 Written by Fiona Hanlon, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, FIRST Robotics Competition

Team Update 0.1

Sep 18, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Update to the Stop Build Day Rules. Team Update 0.1.

Event Preferencing Opening Soon

Sep 16, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

First Event Preferencing opens on Thursday, September 19 at Noon Eastern! Get your team ready today!

Party Shoes ON!!! and Are You Just Crazy Enough?

Sep 11, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

The teaser will be on 9/12 at 7pm ET on Twitch! Tune in for the Party! Also, do you want to work for FIRST Robotics Competition? We have an opening for a Software Engineer!

Beta Testing and Usage Reporting

Sep 10, 2019 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.