As a FIRST alum, mentor, and volunteer I know how hard it has been to have the season cancelled. I’ve been working with the team at PTC to create a completely virtual design competition with our online CAD application, Onshape. In “Robots to the Rescue” teams are challenged to design an FRC or FTC style robot that can solve a current real-world problem .
The competition launches today and runs until May 15th. We are going to hold webinars, training sessions, and Q&As throughout the contest period. If this is something that is interesting to you, you can see details about it on our website: https://www.onshape.com/robots-to-the-rescue
In order to help support teams for next season, we will be giving away grant money for the winning teams. More information about that can be found here: https://www.onshape.com/robots-to-the-rescue/guidelines
We hope this is a really exciting chance for teams to get back together and collaborate virtually! We look forward to seeing what everyone is able to come up with.
If you have any questions reach out to FIRST@ptc.com