FIRST Power UP is almost here!

Be part of the more than 3,600 teams in 2018 comprised of 90,000 students and their adult mentors from around the world who will get to “play for real” in FIRST® POWER UP

FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind TM, where imagination and innovation come together! By combining the excitement of sport and beauty of art with the rigors of science and technology, teams of high school students (ages 14 – 18/grades 9 – 12) are challenged to design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform tasks against a field of competitors.

Teams work together to build, program and test robots with the guidance of adult mentors. Teams then compete with their robots as family and friends cheer from the stands at more than 160 events worldwide – all leading up to the 2018 FIRST Championship, April 18 – 21 in Houston, TX and April 25 – 28 in Detroit, MI.

In this our 7th year in South Florida we are looking forward to hosting FRC teams at sunny Palm Beach. We are working hard to make sure the local, out of state, and international teams visiting us have a place to play and celebrate the outcome of those arduous 6 weeks of intense labor which will start next January 6, 2018 .

We would like to congratulate the FIRST Robotics Competition Teams that won the 2017 South Florida Regional! We hope you enjoyed the World Championship!

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Want to get involved?

  • Volunteer – we need more than 150 volunteers to make this game a reality. Come have some fun with us and at the same time help students excited about science, technology… ROBOTICS!
  • Mentor a Team – South Florida teams are always looking for the few, the proud, the mentors who can teach them and guide them. It doesn’t matter that you have never built a robot in your life – they need help with marketing, sales, accounting, coding, electronics, media, video editing… you name it. In fact, if you are currently a hard-working adult, you probably have a skill that is needed for the success of their team.
  • Sponsor – Hosting 50+ teams require not only human capital, but also just plain capital. Help us IGNITE OUR FUTURE by supporting this wonderful sport of the mind!

If you have any questions about our regional event, please contact us.

The South Florida FRC Planning Committee

9 thoughts on “Event Info

  1. Hi, I’m in a school in Medellin Colombia. We created a team to participate in the FRC in 2016. We are a rookie team, we have never participated but we want to start. Since we don’t have any experience, we are looking for more experienced teams that are willing to help us learn along the process. Are there any teams or persons that would be willing to help us out. What we need most is guidance.
    Thanks, and we’ll see you in the South Florida regional event!

    1. Hi, we are Sultans of Turkiye 2905. We would be so happy yo help you but we think that we reply your comment too late. If you need help still, we would be happy to assist you.

    2. I am the President of the booster that supports FIRST Team 79 Krunch and a parent of one of the past presidents of the team. Our team will be at the South Florida Regional. I am sorry to see this message so late but if you need help at the Regional, please stop by and introduce yourselves. We do not have a lot of members going to this regional but we help mentor and support other teams locally and around the US. Our website address is teamkrunch.com. You can contact the team through the website contact information. We hope to see you at the South Florida Regional.

  2. Hi, I’m in a school in Medellin Colombia. We created a team to participate in the FRC (6001) in 2016. We are a rookie team, we have never participated but we want to start. Since we don’t have any experience, we are looking for more experienced teams that are willing to help us learn along the process. Are there any teams or persons that would be willing to help us out. What we need most is guidance.
    Thanks, and we’ll see you in the South Florida regional event!

    1. We are so happy you are joining us! Please get in touch with our Regional Directors so they can get you a veteran FRC team to mentor your team.

  3. Hola Hector,
    We are Team FORCE-4707, a 4 year old team (one of two teams) in the Dominican Republic. I am sure we have several of our team members and mentors like myself that can speak to you guys via skype, etc and help you get going, will also be able to help you in West Palm during the competition….please visit our fbk page teamforcedr….Welcome to FRC !!!!

    1. Hi,

      Yes there are many FRC, FTC and FLL teams close to where you are located. Kindly send an email through the Contact Us page and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

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