Blackwater Robotics Participates in FIRST Robotics Stop Build Day

Published 5:03 am Saturday, March 2, 2019

By Suzanne Blythe

Dalton Virtue, Anthony Bunn and Pacey Virtue ensure the robot is completely inside the bag and work to place the security seal at the top of the bag.uzanne Blythe


Blackwater Robotics, and other FIRST Robotics teams around the world, worked tirelessly to meet the first Stop Build Day deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 19.

Starting the day of FIRST Kickoff, Teams are given six weeks to design, build, test and

troubleshoot a robot in preparation for the current year’S competition.

This was a historical moment for FRC teams as this year is the last for a mandated Stop Build Day. Starting in 2020, teams will be allowed to work up to their competition dates to build robots for that year’s event.