The Robot in Three Day Challenge is a competition created by the founders of iR3 Creative Engineering. We are one part entertainment one part education, meaning that we are usually one or the other, rarely both and occasionally neither. Once a year, with the help of our sponsors, we build robots to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. But unlike the rest of the competitors, in the spirit of gracious professionalism, we lie, cheat and steal our way to completing in 3 days. Because six weeks is entirely too long… And that’s a lot of time to be mucking about machine shops and cad packages anyways… We got kids! Yah heard!?!

This year 9 teams will compete to create a robot to play the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game in just 72 hours.

We have also setup the Ri3D Network as a forum for other groups in the FRC community to take on the Robot in Three Days Challenge and share their knowledge and experiences.

So on the first weekend of January, join us on an adventure, in a race against time, to build one robot to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.