FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Got Potential?

Aug 06, 2018 Written by Matt Pilotte, Electrical Engineering Manager

Great news! The FIRST Robotics Competition team is growing and we are looking for an Electrical Engineering Technician to join us. 

Kickoff Fields Go Virtual

Aug 03, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the move to Virtual Fields for all teams and for all kickoffs.


Aug 01, 2018 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Everything you wanted to know about WPILib, plus how you can get involved with WPILib in 2019!

This Blog Post Contains No Game Hint

Jul 30, 2018 Written by Jamie Rich, VISTA Specialist, FIRST.

SOLIDWORKS Supports FIRST Robotics

Jul 27, 2018 Written by Marie Planchard, Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS.

Guest blog from SOLIDWORKS Director of Education & Early Engagement, Marie Planchard!

2019 Medals and FIRST TV

Jul 23, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Check out the 2019 DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE medals! And be sure to tune in to FIRST TV on Tuesday, July 24 at 7pm ET for our next episode with Jasmine Florentine and Malcolm Strickland!

Name The Planet Contest

Jul 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

2019 Destination: Deep Space Name the Planet Contest is here!

FIRST TV and IRI Coverage

Jul 12, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Join us on Tuesday, July 17th at 7pm ET for an exciting interview along with a fun season-related contest! Plus check out the IRI coverage this weekend!

Control System Layout For All

Jul 10, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

A digital link to the 2015 Control System Board layout we gave away, plus a great photo of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1189 and their bananas!

Championship Map Changes and Somebody Wanted This!

Jun 28, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Please see the changes to the 2019 FIRST Championship location assignments. Thanks to all of you who requested the Control System poster!