First Robotics Competition

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. Please visit our Resources page for tools and technical notes to prepare for using Gates belt drives in your FIRST Robotics Competition design. Gates is offering FRC® teams the chance to custom order up to five belts 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.

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.