FRC Blog

Week 7 Events and FIRST Championship Attendance

Sep 20, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about attending Week 7 events and the 2017 Houston Championship.

Hype Overload!

Sep 16, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Get ready for the Teaser Release on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7pm Eastern!

Prepare for First Event Registration and Sign Up to Beta Test!

Sep 14, 2016 Written by FIRST Robotics Competition Staff.

Check the link below for directions on how to make sure your Team is ready for First Event Registration. Plus, we are looking for Beta Testing Teams!

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser, DLC Pack 1, and Teaser Aftershow

Sep 12, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser will be released on Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm Eastern on the FIRST Facebook page. Downloaded Content Pack 1 will also be available at that time. Join GameSense on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30pm Eastern for the Teaser Aftershow.

Stop Build Day Survey Clarification and Return of an Award

Sep 07, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

No significant changes will be made to the Stop Build Day system for 2017. We welcome the return of the Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct in 2017!

Stop Build Day Survey

Sep 06, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

 

Today we’re releasing a very important survey to the community about Stop Build Day. There has been much discussion recently in our community and within FIRST HQ about this topic, and we want to hear from folks in a more systematic way. An email blast is going out to all FRC teams today encouraging them to respond. We really want to hear from as many folks as possible!

The 2017 FRC Season Teaser and More!

Sep 01, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

The 2017 FRC Season Teaser is coming. Plus some science fiction tidbits that are fun!

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.