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
  • Product training sessions for team leaders
  • Robot storage services before and after the event
  • Engineering and manufacturing support for teams
  • Event volunteers

2015 FIRST Kit Valve Operating Instructions

To download information on the 2015 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)


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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


Robot Revolution

Robot revolution at Museum of science+industry Chicago

At the exhibit, guests will discover how robots will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. MSI will host the exhibit in Chicago from May 21, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

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Diamond supplier of FIRST Robotics

Festo is a diamond supplier of FIRST Robotics