FIRST Robotics Contest

Welcome! We hope you’re as excited about the FIRST® Robotics Competition as we are.

Consider this site your one-stop-shop for belt drive information, including instructive videos and technical notes. Gates is offering FRC® teams the chance to custom order up to six belts and four sprockets free of charge.

Don’t forget that in order to apply for a Gates FIRST scholarship, you must be a high school senior on a team that uses a belt drive on its competition robot.

Congratulations to the 2013 scholarship winners:

  • Gary Chahal
  • Tyler Kasunich
  • Megan Ring
  • Anora Sotomayor
  • David Tannenbaum
  • Anthony Thompson
2013 FIRST Scolorship Provider
FIRST Robotics Contest
Gates FIRST Robotics Contest

Gates is pleased to work once again with B&B Manufacturing to support the FIRST Robotics Competition. Gates engineers around the country enjoy working with teams and helping them use belt drive components to move robots, launch balls, and perform various other mechanical activities. Best of luck to all teams — we can't wait to see how you use Gates belt drives this year.