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Detroit Getting Ready to Rock

Apr 23, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.



FIRST Championship Detroit Pits

The pits in Detroit are already full of robots and by this time tomorrow they’ll be filled with people, too. Houston was so much fun, we can’t wait to do it again here!

Pit Maps

You can find the pit map for Detroit here.

Robot Bag Checks

In what is sure to be the least surprising announcement in FIRST Robotics Competition history, Inspectors will not be checking robot bags and lock-up forms for teams attending FIRST Championship Detroit. As soon as you get to your pit, you can unbag your robot, start working in any way you need to, and start the inspection process, without needing approval from anyone.

We’re looking forward to another great event!


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I've visited the FRC World Championships in Detroit for the past 2 years. I want to bring students from our elementary, middle and high school. They would learn a lot from watching the competitions and talking with members of competing teams in the pit area. The process of preparing questions and recording the answers would be a good learning experience in itself.

I'll be looking for the dates of the events!

Hello Ed!

Thanks for sharing how positive your experience was at the 2019 FIRST Championship. The dates for 2020 FIRST Championship Detroit are April 29 through May 2, 2020. We hope to see you there! You can find more information about the Championship here.


Jamee Luce

Team Advocate, FIRST Robotics Competition

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