FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Celebration of Life for Woodie

Dec 12, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

A life remembered and celebrated.

How to prepare for the 2020 season now!

Dec 11, 2019 Written by Autodesk Education.

Check out all the resources available to your team now from Autodesk!

Celebration of Life for Woodie Flowers

Dec 06, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Don't forget to join us for Woodie's Celebration of Life on Monday, December 9 from 4pm to 5pm ET.

One More Team Update and Q&A Closing Extension

Dec 05, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Another Team Update is now available! The Q&A will close on Tuesday, December 10, at Noon ET! Be sure to get your questions in soon!

#GivingTuesday and Reminders

Dec 03, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Today is #GivingTuesday! Join the movement today! Also, lots of reminders, including Safety Animation Award, FIRST Choice Round 1, and the Q&A System!

New President, Q&A Closing, Thanksgiving Closing

Nov 26, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Welcome to our new president, Larry Cohen! Plus, the Q&A will close on Thursday, December 5 at Noon ET and our offices will be close from Wednesday, November 27 at 3pm ET until Monday, December 2 at 8:30am ET.

A New Team Update, FIRST Choice Opening, Safety Animation Due, Wildcards

Nov 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Check out Team Update 5 available in the Q&A System! Plus, FIRST Choice Round 1 opens November 22 at Noon ET and submissions for the Safety Animation Award are due Thursday, December 5, at 3PM ET! And good news! Wildcards will be available at all 2020 Regional Events!

Prep now so you're ready for Kickoff

Nov 18, 2019 Written by FIRST Staff.

Now that event selection is over, it's time to get ready to travel to your event!

Virtual (KOP) is Now Reality

Nov 14, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Senior Kit of Parts Manager

Woodie Celebration, Religious Exemptions to Championship Assignment, Beta Testing

Nov 12, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder about RSVP'ing to Woodie's Celebration of Life, as well as an opportunity for teams to request a FIRST Championship reassignment because of religious reasons. Plus, thanks to our Beta Testing teams!