FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Kicking Off Your Career

Dec 28, 2018 Written by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, Rockwell Automation.

Today's blog is from our Kickoff sponsor and Strategic Partner, Rockwell Automation! 

FIRST TV and Online Non-Medical Incident Reporting

Dec 18, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Tune in tonight for another great episode on our Twitch channel! Plus the Non-Medical Incident Report is now online!

Team Avatars – A Reprise

Dec 17, 2018 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Systems Engineer.

The Team Avatars are back!

Championship Housing Open and District Slots to FIRST Championship

Dec 13, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

Space at Regionals and a Shopping List

Dec 10, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

Space at Regionals

Even though many of our Regional events have waiting lists, we still have room in some locations! If you think you are going to want more events in your 2019 season, these currently have space:

Hotels, Hotels, Hotels, and FIRST Choice

Nov 30, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to check out all the great housing opportunities that are now available, plus FIRST Choice Round 1 priority lists are locked in on Wednesday, December 5 at Noon Eastern!

Join Us for a Computer Science Education Week Special Twitch Episode

Nov 29, 2018 Written by Jacob Komar, FIRSTtv Producer.

Join us on Wednesday, December 5 at Noon ET for a special "Let's Build" show in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Robot Transportation Assistance, Safety Animation, FIRST Choice, and Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Robot Transportation Exemptions are now available! Application deadline is Monday, November 26, 2018 at 3pm. Plus, get your Safety Animation Award submission ready and FIRST Choice is now open! Don't forget our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 21 at 3pm ET through Monday, November 26 at 8:30am ET.

New Regional Being Added in California in 2019

Nov 20, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about an additional Regional Event in Southern California for the 2019 season.

Experiencing "Deep Space": a VR Project Update

Nov 16, 2018 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager