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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


FIRST Championship Waitlists, Attending Your Non-Home Event, and FIRST Championship Housing

Nov 01, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Waitlists for FIRST Championship information is here! Registration for Waitlists opens on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3pm Eastern Time. Are you interested in attending your non-home FIRST Championship? Details below, including FIRST Championship Housing Registration Information!

What a Way to End the Week

Oct 27, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Don't miss this great blog about the Digital Animation Award, the DLC Pack 2, plus Frank's weekend plans!

FIRST Robotics Competition Chief Volunteer Coordinators

Oct 26, 2016 Written by Dennis Howland, Volunteer Resources.

Thanks for our long-time Chief VC, Jess Boucher, and welcome to our two new Chief VCs, Jess Jankowitsch and Laurie Shimizu!

So Much Information!

Oct 25, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick

FIRST Championship Waitlist Registration is scheduled for Thursday, November 3 at 3pm ET. We need more rookie teams! Rookie grants available until November 3. Plus DLC Pack 2 will be available on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm ET, and we would love to include your original work in DLC Pack 3!

Stop Build Day Survey Results

Oct 21, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

The results from the 2017 Stop Build Day Survey are here!

Safety and 2nd Regional Event Registration

Oct 19, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

The 2017 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL has released its theme! Plus, 2nd Regional Event Registration opens tomorrow, October 20th, at Noon Eastern.

More than Dressing Up, District Registration, and Beta Team Correction

Oct 17, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Vintage Tomorrows is a great document about the Steampunk movement. The preview is below! Also, we are looking forward to 2nd Regional Event Registration on Thursday, 10/20 at Noon Eastern! And a correction to the Beta Test blog.

Control System Update

Oct 13, 2016 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

A new (old) radio announcement paired with WPI library news. Plus, the list of 2017 Beta Test Teams!

2nd District Event Registration and 2017 Medals

Oct 12, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder that 2nd Event Registration is open for DISTRICT TEAMS on Thursday, October 13 at Noon Eastern. Michigan and Pacific Northwest Teams can register starting at 11 AM Eastern on Thursday, October 13. Also, check out the FIRST STEAMWORKS medals!

2nd District Event Registration Thursday – Important New Information

Oct 11, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

2nd District Event Registration for Michigan and Pacific Northwest Teams will open at 11 AM Eastern on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Registration for MI and PNW will temporarily close at 11:45 AM Eastern on Thursday, October 13, 2016. 2nd District Event Registration will open for ALL DISTRICT TEAMS at Noon Eastern on Thursday, October 13, 2016.