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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.

FRC Community Sponsored Awards

Sep 08, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

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

The FRC Community is an incredible one! With our core values of Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism, we serve as a role model for the way the world could operate. But how do you recognize the almost 3,000 teams for doing work that is often above and beyond what is expected? That would be a long Awards Ceremony! 

Duck Vine

Sep 03, 2015 Written by Frank Merrick.


Duck Vine

One squeaky duck toy = a squeaky duck toy

Dozens of squeaky duck toys = the Visigoths descending on Rome
 

 

Frank

Windows 10 And Beta Testing

Sep 01, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Kevin O'Connor, FRC Robotics Engineer.

Windows 10 and FRC 2016

Frank Answers Friday: Championship Slots

Aug 28, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today’s good question comes from Jon Stratis, a mentor on FRC Team 2177, The Robettes, from Mendota, Minnesota, USA:

Question:

Frank -

New Districts, Frank Answers Fridays, and More!

Aug 19, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

New Districts!

Many of you have probably already heard, but I’m pleased to formally (and finally) announce that we have three new Districts for the 2016 season!

The FIRST Chesapeake District - Maryland, Virginia, & Washington D.C.

North Carolina

The Peachtree District - Georgia

All teams within these states and Washington D.C. will automatically become part of their given District.

Behind the Scenes at IRI

Jul 23, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Kevin O'Connor, FRC Robotics Engineer.