FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Safety Update

Jan 20, 2020 Written by Barb Guthrie, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at UL and proud Safety Advisor.

Exciting changes to the Safety experience, plus the Safety Animation Award Winner!

Paul George

Jan 17, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Remembering Paul George.

FIRST Championship News and Reminders

Jan 16, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Exciting news about the FIRST Championship schedule, plus some reminders about important dates coming up!

May the Avatars be with you, too

Jan 10, 2020 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior System Engineer.

The 2020 Team Avatar submission system is now open, and we have some exciting news about Star Wars Avatars!

Kickoff, Event Manual, Q&A, Important Reminders and Translated Manuals!

Jan 08, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

The Q&A for INFINITE RECHARGESM is now open, and the Event Manual is now available! Also, remember that FIRST Choice Round 2 closes January 9 at Noon ET and Replacement Parts close on January 10 at Noon ET! And we have translated the Game and Season Manual into Chinese, French, Spanish and Turkish!

FRC Teams Rise with SOLIDWORKS Sponsorship and Kit of Parts

Jan 06, 2020 Written by SOLIDWORKS Education.

Welcome our guest bloggers, SOLIDWORKS Education! All the opportunities from one of our Crown Suppliers!

Kickoff Week!

Jan 02, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Get ready for INFINITE RECHARGESM early!

Kickoff is almost here!

Dec 30, 2019 Written by Ted Hood, Kit of Parts Engineer.

Get ready for Kickoff with these details about the Kit of Parts and more!

Safety, a Shopping List, and FIRST Championship Allocations for Districts 

Dec 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

We’ve said it hundreds of times before: Nothing you are doing in FIRST is worth getting hurt over. 

You-Bring-It to FIRST Championship

Dec 16, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Pilot no more! At both 2020 FIRST Championship locations, all teams will be able to bring their competition robots into the event themselves if they choose to do so.