Playing Field

 

This page hosts links to a variety of ways FIRST Robotics Competition® community can experience the FIRST Robotics Competition playing field.

FIRST is grateful to the supporters that created these assets.

Experience FIRST City…
INFINITE RECHARGESM
DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE, Presented By The Boeing Company
FIRST POWER UPSM
FIRST STEAMWORKSTM
FIRST STRONGHOLDTM

Jump to details here.

Pending assets for 2020 include the following:

… 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

Mobile Field Explorer

explore a detailed photo scan of a live field

 

Virtual Field 360VR

explore a photoreal CAD field model

 

Virtual Practice Field

Mix, Match & Strategize with simple bots & manipulators

 

   

 

Measure in eDrawings

check field point to point field dimensions

 

Experience it!

Export your robot CAD model and simulate your java & C++ code

           

… on your mobile device (and perhaps with your Siemens cardboard viewer)

 

 

 

Mobile Field Explorer

explore a live field with the NASA RAP Field Viewer app

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

 

 

… with a VR headset

 

HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Quest 

immerse yourself in deep space

 

 

 

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift in SimInsights

measure the field & import your robot

 

 

… with your own scale model

 

3D Print

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

...in 2 dimensions

   

 

NASA’s Photo Album

browse photographs of the field

   

WPI’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 Competition (FRC) game for 2020. 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 2020 season, and a third batch with the robots from the 2020 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
On/After Kickoff Use

Get started using this link.

Hardware Platform

n/a

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models via animation models

Download Size

TBD

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Yes

Multi-user

Yes

 

 

Automation Direct's Game Animation

Detailed Description:

Enjoy the official game animation for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition game, INFINITE RECHARGE come Saturday, January 4, 2020.

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 2019 game animation here.

On/After Kickoff Use

Click 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/Quest

Description: Enjoy immersing yourself in the 2020 field. Explore all aspects of the field and interact with game elements.

Interested in the 2019 source files? Download them here (caution, very large file, ~6GB)

More Info:

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

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

PreKickoff Prep

Try the VR field they published for the 2019 season. Details are here (download ~760MB).

On/After Kickoff Use

Details covered here. Direct download is here (may automatically download, ~215 MB).

Oculus Quest users, get details on the download and instructions for installation here. (updated 1/14/20)

Hardware Platform

See "Prerequisites"

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~215 MB

Quest download ~170 MB

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Navigate the model, interact with game elements

Multi-user

Yes

 

 

FIRST Drone Footage

See drone footage of the 2020 field used for Kickoff filming. There are four videos available via this YouTube playlist. Their focus is as follows

  • Control Panel
  • Shield Generator
  • Cross Field
  • Player Station Start

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 are available here (updated 1/2/20, ~635 MB download may automatically download)

To open the 2020 SOLIDWORKS CAD model versions posted by FIRST, you must have SOLIDWORKS 2018 2019 (corrected 1/6/20). Visit the SOLIDWORKS section of the Virtual Kit of Parts webpage to get details.

Other CAD packages derived from the official CAD models are also available to teams: 

Note, links may automatically download. 

 

More Info:

Hardware Platform

Computer

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~635 MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

 

 

NASA’s Mobile Field Explorer

Detailed Description: Virtually explore (pan and zoom) a 360° 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. 

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

 

More Info:

Prerequisites

- Computer

or

- Android device (Apple device support pending) with

PreKickoff Prep

Click here for the 2019 web viewer experience.

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

On/After Kickoff Use

Click here for the 2020 web viewer experience.

Check for an update in the Google Play Store after the app updates to the 2020 FRC Launch version, and open the 2020 Field Model.

Hardware Platform

Computer or Android Device (Apple devices pending)

Offline Use

Web app: No

Smartphone app: Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

n/a

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

NASA Photo Albums
 

 

Download photos taken by Drew Price of NASA of a live 2020 field here (~4.8 GB file, may automatically download folder)

More Info: 

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

~4.8 GB

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

PTC’s Scalable Model

Description: Use the Vuforia View mobile app, compatible with Android/iOS, to view the 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 View mobile app installed.

PreKickoff Prep

See "On/After Kickoff Use" below.

On/After Kickoff Use
  1. Download the Vuforia View mobile app for iOS or Android
  2. Print the ThingMark
  3. Launch the app and use your device's camera to scan the 2020 ThingMark

Hardware Platform

Mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~39 KB (ThingMark pdf)

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No

 

 

SOLIDWORKS’ eDrawings Measurement

Description: eDrawings is a product design communication tool for sharing representations of both 2D 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 can 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 the eDrawings file. These files can immediately be viewed by anyone with a windows operating system. No additional CAD software or viewers are required. 

There are two helpful experiences using eDrawings Pro 2020 Desktop: 

  1. Easy point-to-point measuring on the desktop viewer, finding helpful measurements around the field. Make sure your robot fits between gaps and know with confidence the exact measurements of the gameplay! Access this through the normal "Open" functionality! 
  2. Dive into the field in VR in the fastest way possible! Get a sneak peek at eDrawings Pro 2020 with new "Open in VR" feature. Teleport around the field, pick up pieces of the field for a closer look, and even explode the whole filed with a single click! Access this through the new command "Open in VR."

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

More Info:

Prerequisites
  • Computer
    • Windows 10 or later, 64-bit (supports VR mode)
    • Mac 10.12 or later (does not support VR mode)​
  • Graphics Card
    • Any of the following NVIDIA graphics cards: 
    • Any of the following AMD graphics cards: 
      • Radeon Pro WX 7100
      • Radeon Pro WX 8200
      • Radeon Pro WX 9100
      • The 19.Q1.2 driver version is required. Click here for drivers. 
  • VR headset (required for "Play VR" mode)
    • HTC Vive and Vive Pro are officially supported
    • Some Windows Mixed Reality headsets may work, such as the Samsung Odyssey, but are not officially supported. 
On/After Kickoff use on a computer
  1. If you haven’t already, download the eDrawings Viewer from here and Install.

You only need to install the free "Viewer" at this time. Then, enter this special FRC-only eDrawings Pro serial number. This unlocks the cool VR feature!

 90100248514731727ZZ7PBBK

  1. Download FIRST official CAD model linked above and unzip the folder.
  2. Launch the eDrawings application and click "Open in VR"
  3. Navigate to where you saved the field assembly.
  4. Make sure your headset is plugged in and set up, then open the assembly, wait a moment for the assembly to load, and dive in to the field in VR with the "Play VR" button at the bottom of the window.
  5. If you would like to review the controls, exit "Play VR" mode and click on the "Controls" button located next to the "Play VR" button.

Hardware Platform

Desktop computer for simple point-to-point measuring, through "Open."

HTC Vive or Vive Pro for the new VR mode, through "Open in VR."

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

Software Installer: ~227 MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

"Open" functionality: Pan, zoom, rotate, measure, section view, markup

"Open in VR" functionality: grab, scale, rotate, explode, teleport

Multi-user

No

Additional Resources Please check out the eDrawings 2020 Release Notes or the help topic on Virtual Reality found here. Additional information can be found in this post on the SOLIDWORKS Forums.
 

 

SOLIDWORKS’ Visualize 360 VR

Description: Experience this year’s field in high-resolution 360° VR images, using a web browser or on mobile devicesWe have created two 360-VR videos, easily played on your smartphone, tablet or computer:

  1. Explore multiple hotspots of the virtual field
  2. A guided 360-VR tour of the field.

See links below to view these experiences.

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, Samsung GearVR)

PreKickoff Prep
  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.
On/After Kickoff Use

Click here to navigate to the 2020 Kickoff Playlist which includes three videos: 

(edited 1/10/20)

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, Look around in VR

Multi-user

No

Multi-user

No

 

 

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

Detailed Description: Step in and freely roam the field to understand key spatial distances and gameplay heights so you can better prepare your robots for the live environment in VR with confidence.

We took your survey responses and feature requests from 2019 to heart! Based on popular demand, we’ve developed two important VR experiences:

  1. Take exact measurements in Virtual Reality of the field using digital calipers, digital tape measurer, and point-to-point measuring. It’s a very exciting experience to explore the Infinite Recharge field in VR!
  2. Import your robot directly into the field in VR, and then drive it around like an RC-car! Simply export your SOLIDWORKS assembly as a .GLB filetype directly from SOLIDWORKS CAD using the XR Exporter (see instructions below).

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.

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. The desktop version of Hypermock is only required if you wish to upload your robot into the experience.

PreKickoff Prep

To practice with 2019 content... 

  • To view 2019 in a browser, click here.
  • To download the offline, high fidelity 2019 experience on a VR Ready computer + VR HMD, click here (link may automatically download) and access its User Guide here. Executable is ~630MB.

To prep by downloading encrypted 2020 content, click here for the experience (updated 2/3/20, ~180 MB file may automatically download) and here for the User Guide

On/After Kickoff Use
  • To download the offline, high fidelity 2019 experience for use on any desktop or with a VR Ready computer + VR HMD, click here (updated 1/3/20, ~180 MB file, link may automatically download) and access its User Guide here
    • Desktop experience (navigate around the field & inspect elements)
      • Double click on the Desktop folder in the zip folder (launch "Hypermock Desktop.exe"
    • VR Experience (navigate around the field, inspect elements, take measurements, & import your robot and drive it around the field)​.
      • To export your robot as .GLB from SOLIDWORKS CAD...
        1. Follow the SimInsights User Guide instructions to import your model in to your VR Experience. 
        2. Install the SOLIDWORKS XR Exporter add-in (may automatically download, ~4.5MB) which allows you to export your robot as a .GLB file (will also launch a User Guide explaining how to do this export).
        3. Click here ​(may automatically download, ~4.5MB) to download the required add-in for SOLIDWORKS CAD (Quick Start guide included) and unzip.

(edited 1/10/20)

Hardware Platform

Computer or VR Headset

Offline Use

Yes for downloadable version

No for browser version

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

~180 MB

Open Source

No

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom, Measuring, Walk around, Teleport

Multi-user

No
 

 

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 2020 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. (~232MB​)
    • 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 2020 field will be available for download on Autodesk's website. You'll just need internet access to grab the field.​

Resources

Hardware Platform

Computer

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official CAD models

Download Size

TBD

Open Source

Yes

Interactivity

Pan, Zoom, Navigate, Test Code

Multi-user

Yes

Download last year’s field to test using this link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
WPI Photo Albums
WPI Photo Album FIRST Robotics Competition
WPI Photo Album FIRST Robotics Competition

 

Download photos taken by Brad Miller of WPI of a live 2020 field here (~990 MB file, may automatically download folder)

More Info: 

Hardware Platform

Computer or mobile device

Offline Use

Yes

Content Source

FIRST official live field

Download Size

~990 MB

Open Source

No

Interactive

Zoom

Multi-user

No