TVA Grant – Time Running Out!

Time is running out if you wish to apply for the TVA Grant (click here for details). FIRST HQ just informed us “there is a very small amount of TVA funds available after the submissions received thus far. We may be closing grant submissions earlier than anticipated.”

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FIRST Robotics Competition DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company Season Teaser

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5th Annual Battle for the Bluegrass FRC Invitational Announcement

Your team is invited to the 2018 Southern Kentucky Battle for the Bluegrass Robotics Invitational sponsored by Berea College GEAR UP.

The Battle for the Bluegrass (BftB) is a FIRST Robotics Competition invitational off-season event. This year FRC Team 3844 will host teams from multiple states to reprise the previous season’s FRC game. This is going to be an extra special year for FRC growth potential in Eastern Kentucky. Berea College GEAR UP is partnering with us to sponsor six or so Eastern Kentucky pre-rookie teams for this event. The plan as it stands is for GEAR UP to finance the registration, travel, and meals for the pre-rookie teams to come to the 2018 BftB at Lynn Camp H.S. Several of the attending veteran teams have already pledged their Beta-Bot and mentor help with the pre-rookie teams so that they can compete on Saturday. We will spend Friday afternoon training the newbies on robot control, pit work and basic gameplay. This will be the shortest team formation to competition day ever! We still need a few veteran teams to pledge their beta-bot and mentor support for Friday and Saturday.
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Initial Event Registration – First Preference Opens

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Time to Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Time

All rookie and veteran teams that have completed the pre-registration process and have two (2) YPP screened coaches/mentors will be able to select events to preference for their 1st Regional or 1st District Event for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Season.

Need help with registration? Read more about the Event Preferencing in this blog post, or reference the Event Preference System User Guide and 2019 Frequently Asked Questions for Event Registration document. And check out this episode of FIRST® TV, when we covered Event Preferences and Team Registration.

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Here is the teaser video (I made it start at the teaser – skipping some of the intro chatter but I cant seem to skip ads)

Watch 9/18 – FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser Reveal, Hosted by DeejayKnight! from FIRSTinspires on

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Season Teaser Release

Tune in to FIRST® TV for the 2019 Season Teaser Release: Tune in to FIRST TV at 6 PM CT on Tuesday, September 18 for the teaser reveal show!

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