FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Snow and Don Update

Jan 18, 2017 Written by FIRST Staff.

Are you wondering about snow days? Plus, great news about Don Bossi, President of FIRST!

Q&A System Back Up

Jan 14, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

The Q&A System is back up! See below for more details.

Questions That Need Answering

Jan 13, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Because the Q&A System is currently unavailable, two questions are answered here.

A More Serious Note

Jan 11, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

A note about FIRST President, Don Bossi.

Kickoff and Q&A

Jan 09, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick and Blake Bourque.

Some preliminary numbers about FIRST STEAMWORKS! Plus, are you ready for the new Q&A System? It opens on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Noon Eastern. Details below!

More Season Info

Jan 06, 2017 Written by FIRST Staff

Some last minute items as we all prepare for Kickoff tomorrow!

Safety, Safety, Safety

Jan 05, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Has your team done a Safety Check to prepare for Kickoff? Check out the 2017 Safety Manual, plus the winners of the 2017 Safety Animation Award!

Festival of Champions and Encrypted Game Manual

Jan 04, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Exciting news about the Festival of Champions! Plus the 2017 encrypted Game & Season Manual is here!

2017 Kit of Parts

Jan 04, 2017 Written by Jonathan Bryant, FIRST Robotics Competition Kit of Parts Engineer

Preliminary information about the 2017 Kit of Parts is here!


Jan 03, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

All the information you need to be ready for the Kickoff Broadcast on Saturday is here!