Turn Up the Volume!
In CRESCENDOSM presented by Haas, FIRST© Robotics Competition teams will use their STEM skills and creative power to turn up the volume as they design, build, and program their robots for action-packed game play. Watch the game animation to inspire ideas.
All boxed lunches include an overstuffed sandwich or wrap of your choice. All lunches are accompanied and fruit of the day, dessert of the day, potato chips, and a bottle of water.
All orders are Due March 8th by 12:00pm.
Please reach out to Amber Gore at [email protected].
To be Announced
Be sure to bring a paper copy of your roster to your event to turn into pit admin. Paper rosters can be printed from your Dashboard at FIRST Inspires. Your roster should have a green checkmark next to every team member AND coach/mentor.
This indicates that all people associated with the team have signed a Consent and Release form. You may not compete without Consent and Release forms on file.
In an effort to reduce paper and potential data risks, FIRST Inspires encourages teams to use these resources to register their children and sign the Consent and Release.
|5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pits and Inspection Open
Teams Only – Not Open to the Public
|Pits and Inspections Open
|8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
|Field Open for Calibration
|8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
|9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
|Safety Captains Meeting
|10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
|11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
|2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
|9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
|9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
|12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
|2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
|Playoff Matches and Awards
Note: Awards begin during semi-final matches ~ 3:30 PM
To Be Announced
Appropriate safety attire, including safety glasses, ling hair tied back and closed-toe shoes, are required while in the pits.
Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the pit area. Teams are responsible for providing their team members AND guests with safety glasses.
We encourage all visitors to stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, especially shortness of breath, fever, cough, or congestion.
Remember to also clean up after your teams and only go into areas that are permitted while at the venue.
If you have not already, make sure you check out and review the questions and answers on the FIRST Robotics Competition Official Q&A Forum. More questions and answers are added weekly.
FIRST® volunteers are part of a global robotics community preparing young people for the future. Even if you only have a few hours to give, your contribution can make a difference. Working side by side with FIRST participants, volunteers play an important role in shaping young minds and inspiring students to achieve.
Volunteer roles range from safety attendants and field reset to judges, emcees, and referees. Volunteering at an event is a great way to share technical or professional knowledge, but you do not need special skills or expertise to volunteer.
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