The 2018 Game: Energy Impact

The theme of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge is “Energy Impact”. From commonly used fossil fuels to environmentally-friendly resources like solar and wind, energy is a tool that powers the different parts of our world one way or another. The 2018 FIRST Global Challenge will explore the impact of the different types of energy we use and how we can make them more sustainable.


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Energy Impact Game Design Manuals

Updates Since Initial Publication:

  • LAUNCH (pg. 7) – Added as new definition.
  • SOLAR PANEL (pg. 9) – Updated dimensions.
  • SOLAR ARRAY (pg. 9) – Wording adjusted for clarification.
  • Rankings, bullet C (pg. 20) – Changed to “six teams.”
  • R04 (pg. 22) – Reworded.

Energy Impact Field Build Guide

The 2017 Game: H2O Flow

H2O Flow Instructional Video


H2O Flow Game Design Manuals



H2O Flow Field Build Guide


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