FIRST Choice

Today’s post is a guest blog from Kate Pilotte, FRC’s Kit of Parts Manager:

Last week I asked Frank if I could borrow his platform to talk about the opening of FIRST Choice, the issues we experienced when it opened, and what’s happened since.

FIRST Choice Issue, Part II

FIRST Choice Issue, Part II

I apologize once again to teams that experienced issues with FIRST Choice today. 

FIRST Choice Issue

FIRST Choice Issue

I apologize for the problems teams experienced using FIRST Choice today.  The FIRST Choice site will remain down until we have corrected the issues we have found.  We are working to correct those issues, and will have an update shortly.



FIRST Choice Opening and FRC Manual Apps

FIRST Choice Opening

We’re very excited that FIRST Choice and select PDV’s open for ordering today at noon - check October 25th’s blog ( for the original announcement. FIRST Choice password and Voucher codes will be in TIMS for all registered and paid teams at that time.

FRC Blogged - Blog Clarification

My blog on Friday, with regards to Regional slots, was confusing.  Sorry about that.  Let me try again.

The Regionals listed below all currently have open capacity showing on the Regional page on our website.  If you are interested in going to one of these Regionals, and you apply, you will likely be granted a slot right away – depending on how many teams, if any, also apply between the time these words get posted and the time you apply.

FRC Blogged - Dean's Slingshot

Check out the short film linked to below, Produced and Directed by Paul Lazarus, member of the FRC Game Design Committee.  This wonderful film features Dean and his Slingshot water purification device and has been entered in the Focus Forward Film Competition.  If this film doesn’t inspire you to become a scientist or engineer so you can make the world a better place, I don’t know what will.