Digi-Key Hosts 2019 FIRST Robotics Season Kick-Off

The 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition season kicks off this Saturday, January 5th and we are so excited to be a part of it! For the past several years FIRST Robotics teams from around our area have been coming to Digi-Key for this annual world-wide kick-off event. It’s a chance for teams to make new friends and meet up with old ones, maybe find a mentoring team, jot down some game notes, and – of course – pick up their kick-off kit. It’s also a great way to start the season off and get pumped up for the competitions ahead!

Every season has a different theme and this season we are going into DEEP SPACE! DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE blasts off (with the help from The Boeing Company) promptly at 10:30 am Eastern Time. You can watch the kick-off and all of the upcoming season action LIVE on Twitch right here!

Here’s a quick shot of some 2018 Power Up season excitement!

FIRST Robotics inspires kids to create and innovate in all manners and introduces them to where a rewarding career in engineering can take them. The most important part is that they don’t simply learn stem principals, they learn lifelong principals, and we are very proud to be a part of that.

As Dean Kamen FIRST Founder puts it, “FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future”.

We wish the best of luck to all the teams in the upcoming 2019 season!

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Jenn Toso, Social Media Marketing Specialist, specializes in all things social! As a dedicated member of the social media team at Digi-Key Electronics, you can find her blogging, sharing, tweeting and posting on Digi-Key’s social media channels. Jenn’s passion is the Maker and STEM communities and believes that today’s young people hold the key to a brighter tomorrow for everyone. Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, a Master of Science in Internet Marketing and a PhD in Hockey Mom. In her spare time, Jenn likes to explore her newly discovered affinity for wearable technology and fuel her addiction to all things hockey. You can usually find Jenn on some type of social media or in a hockey arena – sometimes enjoying both at the same time.

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