FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


FIRST on The Fosters

Aug 11, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick

As you may have seen in the team email blast from last week, FIRST is being featured on The Fosters!

Inter-District Play for 2017

Aug 02, 2016 Today's Guest Blog Post is written by Miriam Somero, FIRST Robotics Competition Area Manager.

Detailed information about how the inter-district play will work in 2017, including information about the registration process and costs.

Where is FIRST going?

Jul 21, 2016 Today's Guest Blog Post is written by Don Bossi, FIRST President.

An explanation of the FIRST Strategic Pillars, Expand Participation, Increase Diversity, Scale Efficiently, Ensure Sustainability, and Achieve Broad Recognition, and how those pillars guide our future.

Pool Noodles for the 2017 Season

Jul 19, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the 2017 Pool Noodle usage.

2016 Easter Egg and More

Jun 23, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

An explanation of the 2016 History Patch Colors, the 5 Strategic Pillars of FIRST, and a 'New' Original and Sustaining Team is announced.

FRC Events Being Posted and AMAA on FUN

Jun 20, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick


FRC Events Being Posted

We just posted our first official events for the 2017 season! More will follow shortly, as we get contracts signed or otherwise have solid confirmation on dates and locations. Check out the ‘Events and Teams’ page here, click ‘Event’ under ‘Filter’ in the upper left, then uncheck all but the ‘FIRST Robotics Competition’ boxes, and you’ll be able to see them.

2016 Season - More Numbers

Jun 14, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Summary Data from the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Post-Season Survey focused on Overall Quality of FIRST Robotics Competition and the level of satisfaction with FIRST Robotics Competition.

The 2016 Season, by the Numbers 2

Jun 07, 2016 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer.

Usage Reporting Data from the FRC Control System software! Check out this super cool information about what objects were created in each team's code this season, and see how that can help us understand how teams are using the Control System.

Get Your Team Standard in a LEGO Set?

Jun 06, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Find out how YOUR 2016 Team Standard could get included in a FIRST STRONGHOLD LEGO set!

Radio Silence

Jun 03, 2016 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit Of Parts Manager & Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer.

Information about the Open Mesh OM5P-AN radio and its future in FRC.