FIRST Robotics Program

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FIRST Robotics Program

FIRST team

Festo and FIRST

FIRST, an acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to generate interest in science and technology in today’s youth.

For more information, please visit the FIRST web site at:


FIRST Robotics competition robot

Festo has supported FIRST since it’s inception on Long Island in 2000, as it’s our corporate belief that this program is an investment in a brighter and more secure future for everyone involved.

Support consists of:

  • Donation of product for all teams
  • Direct financial support to the LI event
  • Engineering and manufacturing support for teams
  • We support on all local level and encourage our employees to get involve
  • Event volunteers

2016 FIRST Kit Valve Operating Instructions

Need Festo parts to help build your robot? Call us today and be sure to tell us that you are a FIRST Robotics team member and receive a discount on parts!


To download information on the 2016 valve assembly left click to view or right click and use "Save as" option to download it to your PC.


Valve Assembly Instruction Sheet


Please contact the Festo Regional Contact Center if you require additional valve kits.

1-800-99-FESTO (800-993-3786 )


Regional FIRST Event Location

Hempstead, NY, USA

David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex

Hofstra University, Hempstead



March 31st & April 1st, 2017


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FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is currently looking for volunteers. Opportunities include Awards Assistant, Pit Administration, Crowd Control and more.


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Listen to Frank Langro, Festo's Marketing Director to learn more about the FIRST Robotics program and how Festo has been supporting this program since 2000


Diamond supplier of FIRST Robotics

Festo is a diamond supplier of FIRST Robotics