Playing Field

 

This page hosts links to a variety of ways FIRST Robotics Competition® community can experience the DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company playing field.

FIRST is so grateful to the supporters that created these assets!

Experience deep space…

Jump to details here.

 

… through video

 

Game Animation

see the field in the context of how the game plays

Drone Footage

brief aerial video of the field

 

 

 

 

 

Field Tour Videos

details of the field in a series of short, live-action videos

 

 

 

 

… on your computer

Simulation

import your robot model and simulate your code

 

Official CAD Models

download the FIRST CAD models

Photoreal Imagery

explore a detailed photo scan of a live field

 

Virtual Field 360VR

explore a photoreal CAD field model

 

 

   

 

Measure It

check field point to point field dimensions

 

… on your mobile device

 

(and perhaps with your Siemens cardboard viewer)

 

 

 

Photoreal Imagery

explore a detailed scan of a live field

Scale VR Model

see a virtual field on your table top or in your parking lot

Virtual Field 360VR

explore a photoreal CAD field model

 

 

 

 

 

Measure It

check field point to point field dimensions

 

… with a VR headset

 

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

immerse yourself in deep space

 

Microsoft Hololens

immerse yourself in deep space

 

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

immerse yourself in deep space

 

… with your own scale model

 

3D Print

download files to 3D print a 20:1 scale field

 

 

 

 

 

...in 2 dimensions

   

WPI's Photo Album

browse photographs of the field

NASA’s Photo Album

browse photographs of the field

   
   

Official Field Drawings

download the full drawing package

     
 

 
Automation Direct’s 3D Printable Field

(back up to table)

Description: AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models, 20:1, for you. This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) game for 2019. These models are not intended to be accurate representations of the actual field – please do not use them for ANY game, rule or ‘build’ decisions. These models have been highly modified from the actual field drawings to make them easy to 3D print and assemble and to give the general appearance of the actual field. All parts should fit together, but that depends heavily on printer accuracy. Hopefully, they are close enough that you can file things down a little if needed.

Files are organized in three batches: one batch with components used from season to season, a second batch with components specific to the 2019 season, and a third batch with the robots from the 2019 animation. 

To paraphrase from the Latin – Caveat Printor! Let the printer beware!

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

- Computer (at least to download and extract zipped files)

- 3D Printer (developers use a low-end RepRap 3D Printer, so any printer you have should be able to print at least as well)

- Filament (developers used PLA)

PreKickoff Prep Download last year’s field to test using this link (link automatically downloads)
On/After Kickoff Use

Download from this page (link may automatically download)

Hardware Platform

n/a

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models via animation models

Download Size

~1MB

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Yes

Multi-user

Yes

 

 

Automation Direct's Game Animation

Detailed Description:

Enjoy the official game animation for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition game, DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company come Saturday, January 5, 2019.

The  purpose of this video is to show the intent of the game, not to replace, supersede the official manual, drawings, or other FIRST official assets. 

Got animation skills? Want to learn? Check out the Digital Animation Award competition here.

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

Web browser

PreKickoff Prep

View the 2018 game animation here.

On/After Kickoff Use

View the 2019 game animation here.

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

Official FIRST CAD models

Download Size

n/a

Open Source

No

Interactivity

No

Multi-user

No

 

 

AutomationDirect’s HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

Description: Enjoy immersing yourself in the 2019 field. Explore all aspects of the field and interact with game elements.

Interested in the source files? Download them here (caution, very large file, ~6GB)

 

 

More Info:

Prerequisites
  • Oculus Rift,
  • HTC Vive, or 
  • HTC Vive Pro

Note: Oculus Go or Gear VR won't support the full VR experience, but users can but users can use them to get fully immersed in the 360 degree images and videos. Oculus Quest is TBD, but it'll probably work

PreKickoff Prep

Try the VR field they published for the 2018 season. Details are here.

On/After Kickoff Use Find information here (recommended, updated 1/25/19) or download directly using this link (updated 1/25/19)

Hardware Platform

See "Prerequisites"

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~670MB

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Navigate the model, interact with game elements

Multi-user

Yes

 

 

FIRST Drone Footage

See drone footage of the 2019 field used for Kickoff filming. 

More Info: 

Hardware Platform

Internet capable computer

Offline Use

n/a

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

n/a

Open Source

No

Interactivity

No

Multi-user

No

 

 

 

FIRST Official Field Drawings

Description: Peruse 2-dimensional drawings created from the official FIRST CAD models.

Note, unless otherwise indicated, links may automatically download. 

 

More Info: 

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

Varies, see above

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

 

FIRST Official CAD Models

Description: 3-dimensional models of field parts and assemblies. Modeled in SOLIDWORKS. 

Note, links may automatically download. 

To open the 2019 SOLIDWORKS CAD model versions posted by FIRST, you must have SOLIDWORKS 2018. Visit the SOLIDWORKS section of the Virtual Kit of Parts webpage to get details.

Access CAD Files here (updated 2/19/19).

 

More Info:

Hardware Platform

Computer

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~273 MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

Microsoft Hololens by NASA

Detailed Description: Explorable full-scale AR/VR models of an official live field in which users can enjoy simultaneous collaborative experiences, dynamic object simulation, and co-registered model viewing.

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

HoloLens

PreKickoff Prep

n/a

On/After Kickoff Use

Pending

Hardware Platform

Microsoft Hololens

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

NASA’s photoreal scan of a live field

Download Size

TBD

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Manipulate game pieces, move around the space

Multi-user

Yes

 

 

NASA’s Photoreal Imagery

Detailed Description: Virtually explore (pan and zoom) a 360°, high-resolution image of a field in a web app. You can also view the field using a stand alone app on a smartphone (including download and view offline). The user can view the field at full scale. (updated 1/25/19)

Note: Not all Web browsers support viewing 360-degree videos and images. Best viewed in Google Chrome.​

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

- Computer

or

- Android Device with

  • internet access,
  • the NASA RAP FRC Field Viewer app installed (Apple device support pending), and
  • a cardboard VR viewer
PreKickoff Prep

n/a

On/After Kickoff Use

Click here for web viewer experience.

For mobile use, launch app on your phone and put your phone in a viewer.

Hardware Platform

Computer or Android Device (Apple devices pending)

Offline Use

Web app: No

Smartphone app: Yes

Content Source

NASA’s photoreal scan of a live official field

Download Size

n/a

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

Photo Albums

Download photos taken by Brad Miller of WPI of a live 2019 field here (may automatically download folder).

 

More Info:   

PreKickoff Prep See his photos from the 2018 season here (automatically downloads a 440 MB folder).

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

~340 MB

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

Download photos taken by Dave Lavery of NASA of a live 2019 field here (may automatically download folder).

 

More Info: 

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

~1.3GB

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

PTC’s Scalable Model

Description: Use the Vuforia mobile device platform, compatible with Android/iOS, to view the 2019 field at a scale convenient for your circumstances. You can use your mobile device by itself or use it in a viewer like Siemens’ cardboard.

  • Visualize the field at different scales: for example, table top size or full room size, anchored in the
  • room so you can walk around it and inspect it.
  • Visualize and animate the props on the field
  • See augmented information, i.e. hot spots, that supplements the field viewing experience

 

Other Info:

Prerequisites

- Mobile device with the Vuforia app installed.

- Cardboard viewer (optional)

PreKickoff Prep
  1. Download the Vuforia app for iOS or Android
  2. Print the Vumark
  3. Launch the app and use your devices camera to scan the Vumark
On/After Kickoff Use
  1. Download the Vuforia app for iOS or Android
  2. Print the Vumark
  3. Launch the app and use your devices camera to scan the VuMark (updated 1/8/19) 

Hardware Platform

Mobile device, cardboard capable

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

TBD

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

SOLIDWORKS’ eDrawings Measurement

Description: Be the first to get a sneak peak of a new feature coming to eDrawings. Easily measure any aspect of the field virtually using any device. All you need is the link (below)!

*Note – This experience is pre-release functionality. A current known issue is slow loading time of the field model which may require clicking through a browser time out warning multiple times. If this happens, be patient, click through the browser warnings and it will load.

About eDrawings: eDrawings is a product design communication tool for sharing representations of both 2D drawings and 3D models. The data format of eDrawings files is highly compressed to enable easy transmission via email. When viewed with the eDrawings Viewer, these files provide intelligent interpretation tools (3D Pointer, Virtual Folding, Animated Drawing Views) that help the recipient easily understand and navigate the data they receive. eDrawings files may be sent to anyone via email. To eliminate the frustrations normally associated with 2D and 3D design data, the viewer may be embedded directly in an eDrawings file. These files can immediately be viewed by anyone with a Windows operating system and now the browser. No additional CAD software or viewers are required.​

(eDrawings content above updated 12/26/18)

To get SOLIDWORKS software, apply for sponsorship at http://www.solidworks.com/FIRST.

More Info:

Prerequisites

- Computer

  • Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
  • Mac 10.12
  • Mac 10.11
  • Mac 10.10

or

- Mobile Device

PreKickoff Prep for use on a computer
  1. Download the eDrawings Viewer from here and Install.
  2. Download last season’s FIRST official CAD model here (link will automatically download) and unzip the folder.
  3. Launch the eDrawings application and Open your preferred model (to explore the complete FIRST Power UpSM field, open file FE-00041).
PreKickoff Prep for use on a mobile device

Click this link to see an MG sports car example (or try any model on 3D Content Central) for a comparable experience to test your system.

On/After Kickoff use on a computer
  1. If you haven’t already, download the eDrawings Viewer from here and Install.
  2. Download this season’s FIRST official CAD model here (link may automatically download) and unzip the folder.
  3. Launch the eDrawings application and Open your preferred model (to explore the complete DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE field, open FE-00042).
On/After Kickoff use on a mobile device or with a web browser

Click this link.

Note: There's a known bug that may cause a "Page Unresponsive" message with an option to Wait or Exit the page. Just click “Wait” (you may have to do this a few times while the model loads for the first time - once it is loaded and cached locally, it should load much quicker). Like they always say, good VR comes to those who wait.

Hardware Platform

Computer of Mobile Device

Offline Use

Yes if installed.

No if using eDrawings webGL

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

Software Installer: ~186MB

Field Folder: ~273MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, tilt, zoom, point to point measure

Multi-user

No

 

 

SOLIDWORKS’ Visualize 360 VR

Description: Explore multiple hotspots of the virtual field with high-resolution, 360° VR images, in a web browser or on mobile devices.

Note: Not all Web browsers support viewing 360-degree videos and images. Best viewed in Google Chrome.

To get SOLIDWORKS software, apply for sponsorship at http://www.solidworks.com/FIRST.

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

- Computer using browser or with a connected VR HMD such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality etc.

or

- Mobile Device with internet access

or

- Mobile Device with internet access and VR goggle viewer (like Siemens’ cardboard)

PreKickoff Prep

See an example of a guided tour here.

On/After Kickoff Use
  1. Click the links below to access associated content: 
  2. To view in VR stereo, click the VR goggle icon in the web viewer and put phone in headset.

Hardware Platform

Computer, Mobile Device, or VR Headset

Offline Use

No

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

n/a

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom

Multi-user

No

Multi-user

No

 

 

SOLIDWORKS: SimInsights VR Field Training Experience powered by the SOLIDWORKS XR Exporter

Detailed Description: Virtually tour and learn about the field and gameplay in a rich experience. Step into the field alone or with team members in a collaborative session and freely roam or interact with learning elements to understand how aspect of the field function and how the gameplay works so you can better prepare for the live environment.

To get SOLIDWORKS software, apply for sponsorship at http://www.solidworks.com/FIRST.

 

Other Info:

Prerequisites

- VR Ready Computer with a connected VR HMD such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality etc.

or

- Computer with web access

and 

- For the desktop version of HyperMock, users must register and install Steam/SteamVR (download using the button in the top right area of this page). Once installed, right click on the Steam task bar icon and select “SteamVR” to install SteamVR. (bullet added 1/3/19)

PreKickoff Prep

not available

On/After Kickoff Use
  • To view in a browser, click here.
  • To download the offline, high fidelity experience on a VR Ready computer + VR HMD, click here (link may automatically download) and access its User Guide here.

Hardware Platform

Computer or VR Headset

Offline Use

Yes for downloadable version

No for browser version

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

Executable is ~630MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom, Learning

Multi-user

Yes for downloadable version

No for browser version 

 

 

Synthesis: An Autodesk Technology

Detailed Description: Maximize your DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE build season with Synthesis: An Autodesk Technology, a robotics simulation tool for students. Using CAD models in the simulator, drivers, strategists, and programmers can work simultaneously alongside the build team. Users can test and iterate early and make design changes before it’s too late. Synthesis has a minimal learning curve for students to get robots from CAD to a running model within the engine.

  • Export any CAD model from Autodesk Fusion360 or Inventor plug-ins as a robot or field. Check out our opening a step file tutorial if you use another CAD tool. 
  • Simulate any exported robot model in a custom field environment
  • Record real-time physics collisions using Bullet Physics
  • Custom mode for driver practice and strategy
  • Mix and Match mode for creating custom robot designs
  • Customizable controls
  • Java and C++ code emulation
  • 100% Open Source - - Have an idea for improving Synthesis or are a developer? Visit our GitHub repository to contribute to our open-source project.
  • Field and Robot library available for download

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

Operating System

  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10 (preferred) Anniversary Update (version 1607 or higher)
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990

Software (don’t forget that Autodesk software is available in the Virtual Kit of Parts!)

  • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016 or later (for Synthesis Robot Exporters)
  • Eclipse Photon IDE for Java/C++ development with latest WPIlib plugin (for current Synthesis Code Emulator)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Java/C++ development with latest WPIlib plugin (Note: This is the official IDE for the FRC 2019 season) (for official IDE for the FRC 2019 season)

CPU

  • Recommended: 3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
  • Minimum: 2.5 GHz

Memory

  • Recommended: 6 GB RAM or more
  • Minimum: 4 GB RAM

Disk Space

  • Recommended: Installer plus full installation (2 GB)

Note: The Emulation installer uses QEMU, which will use 600 MB of additional space

Graphics

  • Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
  • Minimum: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
PreKickoff Prep
  1. Download Synthesis now and get familiar with all the features. 
    • Drive Team – Explore field view options and practice driving on previous fields with stock robots or export your own robot models. 
    • Programmers- learn how to use the emulator by testing last year’s code or write something new!
    • Strategists – Learn how to use the measuring tool and build instant Mix & Match Robots to test strategy.  
  2. Check out the Getting Started - Synthesis Video Tutorial Series
  3. Check out the Autodesk Education Community for FIRST
On/After Kickoff Use

Immediately after Kickoff, the 2019 field will be available for download on Autodesk's website. You'll just need internet access to grab the field.

To install fresh:

  1. Download Synthesis
  2. Check out the Getting Started - Synthesis Video Tutorial Series
  3. Check out the Autodesk Education Community for FIRST
Resources

Hardware Platform

Computer

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

232MB

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom, Navigate, Test Code

Multi-user

Yes