FRC Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Week Zero

Feb 16, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Week Zero is finally here! I can't wait to see FIRST POWER UP play for the first time! If you are hosting an event, make sure your scale has the outriggers attached!

Award Deadlines

Feb 14, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Remember that submissions for the Dean's List and Entrepreneurship Award are due on Thursday, February 15 before 3pm ET!

A Quick(ish) Reminder

Feb 12, 2018 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Don't forget to use your Vouchers!

2018 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct winner! And more on Power Cube Covers!

Feb 09, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to the winner of the Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct! Plus another resource for making your own Power Cube covers!

First Steps for Next in Wireless

Feb 07, 2018 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, & Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager.

Details about the RFP for the new wireless component of the control system!

2018 FIRST Championship and Beyond

Feb 06, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick and Don Bossi.

Information about the changes in layout and schedules at the 2018 FIRST Championship, plus details about the future of the Festival of Champions.

Power Cube Covers, Deadlines, and Additional Plays

Feb 01, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

As we noted in this blog teams are facing challenges getting Power Cube parts. The most pervasive issue being there’s a shortage on the game piece covers.

Game Piece Availability Challenges

Jan 26, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

Every year, FIRST Robotics Competition designs a game that includes one or more objects the robots must manipulate, the ‘game piece.’ Many factors go into determining what this game piece will be. We like to change things up from year to year, so the teams are not always dealing with the same types of challenges.

Develop Ethics Canons before the Crisis

Jan 18, 2018 Written by Liz Calef, FRC Team 88 Mentor & Woodie Flowers Award Winner

Team Avatar Submission System

Jan 15, 2018 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Systems Engineer

As announced in a previous blog postFIRST Robotics Competition teams will be allowed to create and submit Team Avatars that will be used to represent their teams during the FIRST POWER UP season. Today we're proud to announce that the Team Avatar submission system is now open!