The FIRST Robotics Competition season starts this Saturday and the guys at VEX are kicking it off with a marathon build blitz. Paul Copioli and John V-Neun, president and vice president of VEX Robotics will go head to head with hand picked teams in an attempt to build the best competitive robot in just 72 hours.
The event will start Saturday morning with the FRC game reveal followed by a few sleepless days and nights of non-stop robot build. VEX recently announced over 150 new products in their Pro lineup and this will be a great opportunity for them to put them to the test. Check out the video below for some of the new products, and check back on Friday when I’ll have some more info and details on how best to follow the Build Blitz.
In the interest of full disclosure, I do work for Innovation First, the parent company of VEX Robotics.