FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


2017 FIRST Championships Allocations for Districts

Aug 31, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information on the 2017 District Allocations for the FIRST Championships.

2017 Einsteins and more!

Aug 26, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Both 2017 FIRST Championships will have Einstein fields, and information about standardizing the Stop Build Day (Time).

Bride of 2017 Updates (Classic Sequel to '2017 Updates'. Many assert it's actually the better blog*.)

Aug 23, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

More updates for 2017, including Israel transitioning to the District and the announcement of the 4 new Championship subdivision names.

District Teams attending Regionals

Aug 22, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Changes to the rules about District Teams that attend Regional events in 2017, specifically, District Teams will not be eligible for the Chairman's, Engineering Inspiration, or Rookie All-Star Award at Regional Events in 2017.

2017 Updates

Aug 17, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Updates for the 2017 Season, including basic information about the China Regional, 6 subdivisions at each Championship, changing the number of Championship Slots from Regionals, and Robot Transportation Exemptions. More detailed information to follow!

FIRST on The Fosters

Aug 11, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick

As you may have seen in the team email blast from last week, FIRST is being featured on The Fosters!

Inter-District Play for 2017

Aug 02, 2016 Today's Guest Blog Post is written by Miriam Somero, FIRST Robotics Competition Area Manager.

Detailed information about how the inter-district play will work in 2017, including information about the registration process and costs.

Where is FIRST going?

Jul 21, 2016 Today's Guest Blog Post is written by Don Bossi, FIRST President.

An explanation of the FIRST Strategic Pillars, Expand Participation, Increase Diversity, Scale Efficiently, Ensure Sustainability, and Achieve Broad Recognition, and how those pillars guide our future.

Pool Noodles for the 2017 Season

Jul 19, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the 2017 Pool Noodle usage.

2016 Easter Egg and More

Jun 23, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

An explanation of the 2016 History Patch Colors, the 5 Strategic Pillars of FIRST, and a 'New' Original and Sustaining Team is announced.