FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


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.

Stop Build Day and Shipping

Sep 06, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Rules regarding Stop Build Day retirement.

Teaser Date and Time, Safety Animation Award, and Medals

Aug 29, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

The Teaser is coming! Plus, the Safety Animation Award theme is here, and medals for the 2020 season!

New Team Growth Grants, New Stop Build Day Rules, Teaser Teaser

Aug 21, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

The New Team Growth Grant is now open! Apply today! Plus, the teaser. Soon.

Some Season Numbers and Don’s Retirement

Jul 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Some cool numbers from DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented by The Boeing Company, plus Don's retiring!

Stop Build Day Retirement -- Update and a new DLC pack!

Jul 09, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Happy Retirement to Stop Build Day! Lots of details about the process we are working through. Also, make sure you check out that DLC pack! There are some sound effects from a galaxy far, far away.