FIRST Robotics Program

FIRST Robotics Program

FIRST team

Design the next Bionic!

Think you can design the next Festo bionic? Stop by the Festo booth on the pavilion and design the next bionic. We'll help you create a 60 sec video to enter our Bionic Contest!


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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 to FIRST
  • Direct financial support to the LI event
  • Sponsorship of teams across the country

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 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 24 to 27, 2019

March 27 to 30, 2019


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Festo FIRST Alumni

Many people begin their career with FIRST before expanding within the field. Recent Festo new hires and interns are FIRST alumni.


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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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Gold supplier of FIRST Robotics

Festo is a diamond supplier of FIRST Robotics