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FIRST STRONGHOLD was announced this past week and we are excited! Here are resources for your FRC team from FIRST Headquarters.

Website Landing Page

Game Manual

Basic Field Drawings, Field Assembly Drawings, Field Component Drawings, and Team Version Drawings

Kickoff Kit Checklists

2016 Control System Documentation

National Instruments FIRST Robotics Competition Update Suite

C+\Java Files (requires roboRIO image from encrypted Update Suite, Documentation here)

LabVIEW for FIRST Robotics Competition 2016

FIRST Robotics Competition Radio Configuration Utility

Driver Station Images


From FIRST Headquarters:

**TIME SENSITIVE** don’t forget to take inventory of your Kit of Parts after Kickoff! After receiving and checking all items in your Kickoff Kit, should you determine parts are missing or damaged, you must use the FIRST “Replacement Parts Request” system to let us know of any issues. Your team’s Lead Mentor 1 or Lead Mentor 2 can submit the request by logging in to TIMS:, clicking on “Team Summary” and clicking on the “Submit your Replacement Parts Request Here” button.

IMPORTANT: This is a time limited, one-time only opportunity to submit your Replacement Parts Request.  We must receive your Replacement Parts Request by 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time on Friday, January 15th.    

Game Q & A System: FIRST recognizes that teams may have questions about game rules, robot construction, event logistics and more. FIRST asks that teams use the Q&A System to post questions pertaining to a specific section within the 2016 Competition Manual.  Your posted questions will be reviewed by the appropriate moderator and answered in a timely manner (usually within 2-3 business days). The 2016 Q&A System will open on Wednesday, January 13th at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time.


That is it for now!

Be sure and share your progress photos and updates to your social media channels and use the hashtags #omgrobots and #AlamoFIRST so we can see your progress.