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Stop Build Day and Build Season Celebration Show

Feb 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.



The Last Stop Build Day


"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves." -Cassius to Brutus, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare


As hopefully everyone knows by now, today is the last Stop Build Day for the FIRST Robotics Competition program. Whether for you this change is a sad parting or a good riddance, I want to acknowledge the passing of a decades-old tradition in FRC. Stop Build Day has done its job well, and while we look forward to the exciting things this change will bring, we wish Stop Build Day a long and enjoyable retirement.


But our Stop Build Day tradition still has one job left before we say goodbye! And that’s today! Please see rule R17 in the Robot Construction Rules section of the manual to find out all the details about Stop Build Day. And if you wonder what time and day 04:59 UTC, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, is in your part of the world, just add your city in the blue box here.


FIRSTtv Build Season Celebration Show

Oh yeah. #HABcrab.


As we said in this blog, our Build Season Celebration Show is coming up this Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosted by DeejayKnight, Libby Kamen, Karthik Kanagasabapathy, Jay Flores, and Shado_Temple, this is going to be a party you won’t want to miss, especially because your team can be part of the show! Send us a video representing your team’s build season, and you may be featured. Is your robot all that and a side of sauce? Show us, and the world! Submit here and check out the show here!


I am so ready for this!



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