News from FIRST

Rookie Grants

FIRST Tech Challenge still has some grants available for rookie teams to participate in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge! Generously supported by the DEKA Foundation, FIRST is giving each qualifying rookie team a $500 grant to eligible teams ($275 for registration and $225 for product). This is a needs-based grant. More info can be found at

Latest version of Robot Software – 5.3

The version of robot control software required for the Skystone season will be version 5.0 or greater.  FIRST has just released version 5.3 which has all of the Vuforia images required for this year’s game and some bug fixes, so we recommend using that version or greater.  You can download the latest version of this software at

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