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January 6, 2017

Are you and your team planning to attend a FIRST® Championship? Announcing the 2017 FIRST® Championship Conferences! Houston, TX April 19th-22nd, 2017| St. Louis, MO April 26th-29th, 2017 FIRST is excited to announce that we are accepting presentation proposals for the annual FIRST Championship Conferences. We are looking for presentations on topics of interest to FIRST® Robotics Competition,… Read More ›


What’s in a name? An Undo button

Coach Mike shared a pretty cool story with us about a simple innovation on his team: “Pretty good” design can get in the way of innovation.  For our FIRST® LEGO® League team Avian Allies (24879) that was sometimes the case.   We didn’t want to take apart or change already working attachments.  Until recently when one of our… Read More ›

What could an animal teach you?

Gretchen Hooker of the Biomimicry Institute served on this season’s Challenge Advisory Team to design the ANIMAL ALLIES and CREATURE CRAZE challenges. She is our guest blogger today. Is your team looking for creative and innovative solutions for your research Project?  (Of course you are!)  Well, biomimicry might be just what you need.  Biomimicry is “innovation… Read More ›


Building tips for your Challenge Set

A few notes on building your Mission Models from our Engineering Technician, Mike… Before You Begin… Make sure to take your time! All Mission Models serve a purpose/function, so improper builds can cause large flaws in the game Make sure to grab all parts listed in the top left corner of each step. Remember, when… Read More ›

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Taking your FIRST Steps

FIRST® has received a lot of feedback from new coaches in recent seasons and we have listened! One of the most frequent requests we’ve received is for more guidance on how to coach a FIRST LEGO League team during a coach’s first season. In response, FIRST has worked with several veteran coaches to develop FIRST Steps. FIRST Steps is a… Read More ›


Wild with team spirit

Show your excitement for the ANIMAL ALLIESSM season! Download the ANIMAL ALLIES selfie sign and take a team selfie with it and an animal (real or toy). Post it to Twitter with the hashtag #ANIMALALLIES or email it to us at fll-media@firstinspires.org by noon EDT on Friday, July 29. We will select a random winner and send your… Read More ›

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