Weather, Weather

Feb 05, 2014 Written by FIRST Staff

Many teams have had their build season plans significantly affected by the extreme weather much of the United States has experienced over the last several weeks. We will not be extending build season because of these events. Stop Build Day is still Tuesday, February 18th

However, to provide teams with greater flexibility in finding a way to meet their objectives in spite of weather-related setbacks, we will be increasing the weight limit referenced in R18, sometimes casually referred to as the ‘Withholding Allowance’, to 45 pounds. This increase will apply to all teams, and will be reflected in Friday’s Team Update.

As you work on creative ways to overcome your build season challenges, please remember to put safety first.  As we’ve said before, nothing you are doing with your robot is worth getting hurt over.  Please stay safe out there!


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