FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Q&A Reopening, Inter-District Event Registration Opening, and Payment Due Reminder

Nov 07, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Q&A opening for the Pre-Kickoff Rules. Plus Inter-District Event Registration is now open and it's time to get those registration payments in for the 2020 Season!

Woodie Flowers Celebration of Life

Nov 05, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about Woodie's Celebration of Life.

2020 Motors, Controllers, and Some Other Robot Rules

Oct 31, 2019 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Senior Engineer -- Robotics, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Check out the legal 2020 motors and controllers as well as a few of the 2020 Robot Rules!

Registration Opening, Digital Animation Award, Safety Animation Award

Oct 29, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Additional Event Registration opens Thursday, October 31 at Noon ET! Plus, the animation awards are now open!

2020 Season Judging Updates

Oct 25, 2019 Written by Cindy Stong and Allen Bancroft, Co-Chief Judge Advisors, FIRST Robotics Competition.

2020 update to the Awards!

Woodie Flowers

Oct 23, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Remembering Woodie.

Virtual Field

Oct 10, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Information about the Virtual Field.

Another Team Update, Help a Neighbor, Second Preference Opening

Oct 09, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

New Team Update, Q&A Closing, and Program Surgery

Oct 03, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Team Update 0.3 is here!

First Event Assignments and NASA Grant

Sep 27, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

First event preferences have been published! If your team missed the preference window, that's okay. We are now open for registration for those teams who are not registered or waitlisted yet. Also, the NASA grant applications are due Monday, September 30!