FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Hello Houston, Pit Map and Robot Bag Checks

Apr 15, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Welcome to the 2019 FIRST Championship Houston! Check out the pit map, plus no bag checks, robot bags that is!

FIRST Championship Houston Subdivision Assignments – Fresh Baked Bread

Apr 12, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

2019 FIRST Championship Houston Preliminary Subdivision Assignments!

A Kit of Parts Survey Haiku for You

Apr 11, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Get your Kit of Parts survey finished and you could win some cool prizes!

Championship Already?

Apr 10, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

FIRST Championship is almost here! Lots of details below!


Apr 02, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about this weekend's event and G20.

Happy Birthday Us with a SWEET Twitch Show!!!

Mar 20, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

It's FIRST's 30th birthday! Celebrate with us tonight at 8pm ET on our Twitch Channel!

Camera Troubleshooting and How Are We Doing?

Mar 07, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Thank you to our friends at National Instruments for providing a Camera Trouble Shooting document. Details below! Plus a preliminary look at what you all think about Destination: Deep Space Presented by The Boeing Company.

Getting to FIRST Championship

Mar 06, 2019 Written by FIRST Staff.

Great information about traveling to the 2019 FIRST Championship!

FIRST Championship Detroit ‘You Bring It’ Pilot

Feb 28, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

At the 2019 FIRST Championship, we are piloting a program that will allow some teams to bring their robots to the events, rather than shipping them. Details below.

PLAYxPLAY and Event Streams

Feb 27, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

It's almost time for a new weekly show on FIRSTtv! Plus check out those event streams!