FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Something New – FRC Championship Lineup Show

Apr 18, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

FIRST Updates Now will be hosting a one hour FIRST Championship preview show! Be sure to check it out!

FRC Team Load-In for the 2016 FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO is only 19 days away!

Apr 08, 2016 Written by Krista Pratt.

Important information about shipping FIRST Robotics Competition robots home from the FIRST Championship.

A Fantastic Record and Championship Volunteers Needed

Apr 06, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to FRC Team 2056, OP Robotics, on an incredible record numbers of consecutive Regional wins! We are also looking for more volunteers for FIRST Championship. See below for more information.

NAC and Robozone

Mar 29, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Join the National Advocacy Conference with Team RUSH and don't forget to check out Robozone!

Rogue Robots

Mar 10, 2016 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Keeping safety with robots our #1 priority.

Numbers We Have and Numbers We Don't (But Will Next Week)

Mar 10, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

District Points explanation. The number of events this weekend. The number of different field combinations used. And more!

Frank Answers Fridays

Mar 03, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Today’s good question comes from Mike MacLean, a member of FRC Team 2122, Team Tators, from Boise, Idaho, USA




Any word on the recommendations put to upper management re: 2017 Championship venue assignments?



Hi Mike,

Official Event Results -- Follow Your Favorite Teams!

Mar 03, 2016 Written by Alex Herreid FIRST Robotics Competition Jr. Software Engineer.

Week 0.5

Mar 02, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Here are a few quick notes from our experience over the weekend at the Palmetto Regional in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

Mods to Referee Communication

Feb 23, 2016 Written by Aidan F. Browne, Ph.D. and FIRST Robotics Competition Chief Referee

We have made a number of modifications to the way the field management system and the Audience Screens are used this year, in order to give a more understandable and consistent audience experience.