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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Initial Event Registration

Sep 29, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's the Day! And New Waitlist Color Coding!

Sep 24, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Hello Teams! Today’s the day for initial event registration. I hope everyone’s as excited as I am!

I also wanted to tell you about a new waitlist feature we’re trying out. In prior years, if an event had no open capacity, while teams would be given the opportunity to sign up for the waitlist, they were not given any indication as to how full the waitlist already was. This could lead to teams signing up for events for which there was little chance they would eventually be able to attend.

Robotalk by PTC

Sep 23, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Kari Karwedsky, Senior Program Manager of Global K12 Academic Programs, PTC.

Hello FIRST Teams!

Your Chance to Help FIRST with the 2017 Championship

Sep 23, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Hello Teams! We need your help!

As you know, we are moving to two FIRST Championships in 2017. FIRST HQ is forming a committee, to be made up of volunteers and FIRST staff, which will be tasked with making recommendations to Senior FIRST Management regarding these elements for the 2017 Championship:

FIRST Future Innovator Award

Sep 22, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Jamee Luce, FRC Team Advocate.

Do you see yourself as an innovator? The truth is, every robot that gets created in an FRC build season is a unique innovation, so if you have built an FRC robot, then YOU ARE AN INNOVATOR!

The way we think about the solutions to each year’s game is exactly the same way that professional engineers, designers, and scientists think about the products and inventions that they develop. By thinking about a solution to an FRC game, you are thinking just like Newton, Tesla, Carson, and even Dean himself!

Are You More Than Ready?

Sep 21, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Frank Answers Friday: Pool Noodles

Sep 18, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

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Today’s good question comes from Billfred (not his real name, but we’re rolling with it) Leverette, a mentor on FRC Team 4901, Garnet Squadron, from Columbia, South Carolina, USA:

Question:

Should we buy pool noodles this fall?

--Billfred Leverette
Head Bot Coach and Eternal Optimist
FRC 4901 (Garnet Squadron)

Are You Ready?

Sep 16, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Initial event registration is just over one week away! FIRST HQ is buzzing with activity in preparation, and the excitement is building. We want to make sure the teams, also, are ‘green to go’ for the big day!

Fundraising

Sep 14, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Inter-District Play for 2016

Sep 10, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Miriam Somero, FRC District Manager.

A cross-functional task force, which included volunteers from all eight FRC Districts, met to evaluate the 2015 inter-district play experience and propose a plan for inter-district play for 2016.