FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Pool Noodles, Event Preferences and an Overview Document, More DLC Goodies

Sep 20, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.



Pool Noodles

Pool Noodles FIRST Robotics Competition

Not just for swimming.

Yes, you will need pool noodles to construct bumpers for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Season! Just as in seasons prior, pool noodles must be approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and round, hexagonal, or petal-shaped in cross-section. They may be either solid or hollow. However, all pool noodles used on a single set of bumpers must be of the same construction. So, for example, you can’t use a round noodle on the lower portion of your bumper and a petal noodle in the upper portion. Good luck noodle hunting!


Event Preferences and an Overview Document

Event Preferences are open, and the system seems to be running smoothly. Please note the deadline for getting your preference in is Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, September 26. After this deadline, we won’t be accepting event preferences, so be sure to get those in on time, or even better, get them in early! Shortly after the system opened yesterday, we already had more than 300 teams submit. It’s great to see teams getting this task out of the way, so they don’t have to worry about it, and so FIRST Team Support doesn’t have to deliver the sad news to teams trying to submit after the deadline that they missed the boat.

Are you looking for a high-level overview of the ins and outs of FRC event registration? Our friends at The Compass Alliance have you covered. Check it out here!


More DLC Goodies

Check out the additional DLC Pack for INFINITE RECHARGE at the bottom of the Game and Season page!



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