MiniFRC is back! TerrorBytes Robotics is proud to host MiniFRC 2022, in which participants can throw together a robot for as low as $30 (available for $10 at our in-person kickoff event) and compete with other teams across NC on a miniature version of the Stronghold field from 2016. This year’s competition is supported by RTP’s own Alfredo Systems and will be held on December 3, 2022.

Registration is NOW OPEN. Pick your team name and sign up on our Registration Form! The first 24 teams will be guaranteed entry; if you sign up after that we’ll add you to the waitlist. We are also seeking volunteers (high school students or adults) to help with refereeing, judging, queueing, and more

Need help, have questions, or just want to stay in the know about this and future MiniFRC events? Join the MiniFRC Discord server.

Join us for a live kickoff on November 10, 2022  from 5 – 7 pm. At kickoff will release the manual, the field CAD, and other important info about the competition and game. Kickoff location: Research Triangle High School, Rm 66 (3106 E. NC 54. Enter via the loading dock backdoor and come down the stairs.)

What is MiniFRC?

MiniFRC is a quarter-scale FRC competition hosted by FRC Team 4561, the TerrorBytes. The inaugural MiniFRC competition was held on June 4th, 2016, when 16 teams played in MiniFRC: Stronghold. Since then we have usually held a MiniFRC competition at least once a year.

Who is eligible?

All ages are welcome! Teams of up to 5 members can participate. Solo teams are allowed but may need to buddy up for help during the competition (recommended team size is 2 – 4).

What is the timeline?

November 10th – Kickoff at RTHS 5pm-7pm. Manual will be released. TerrorBytes will be selling KoPs (Kits of Parts) from Alfredo Systems for $10 to registered teams.

November 12th, 17th, 19th, 26th, December 1st – Open build days at RTHS. Thursdays run 5pm-7pm; Saturdays run 12pm-3pm. Location: Rm 66 (Physics Lab).

December 3rd – MiniFRC 8 competition day! 8:30am-6pm @ The Factory (811 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603)

Event Schedule:


Doors open, Field/pit setup  8:30am – 9:00am
The competition officially opens for teams 9:00am
Opening Ceremony – Drivers Meeting – Qualification Matches 10:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch  12:00pm – 12:30pm
Qualifications Resume 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Alliance Selection  1:30pm – 2:00pm
Playoffs  2:30pm – 4:00pm
Awards and clean up! 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Registered Teams

1 – Team Werbenjagermanjensen – Michael W.

6 – ELMO – Branden M, Joseph A

11 – Viper in a Can – Panav P, Julien A, Jean A. 

12 – The Attacking Armadillos – Isaiah D, Nicolas S, Tyler M.

16 – The Even Spleen – Erin, Erik, Atlas

20 – Millenium Falcons – TBD

21 – Brick – TBD

24 – Electron Robotics – Jack F, Douglas H, Sid R, Twyla O, Allison Z.

25 – Boned – Jacoob L, Alex N, Garrett D, Ekansh B.

26 – cupcake_445 – Jacob O, Safyaan Y, Matthew S, Holden H.

27 – Low Tide – Connor B.

28 – Eagles – Anubhav H.

29 – Nebula – Ethan M, Ben H.

30 – 254n’t – Grayson A.

31 – Feminine Fusion – Lynne P, JoAnne A, Lani A, Jackie M, Aysha A.

32 – Zebramites – Christopher H, Ben G.

33 – Seriously Syrian – Rayyan D, Vinay N.

34 – Third Weird – TBD

35 – Triple Threat – TBD

36 – DynamicDuo – Shane T, Courtney T.

38 – OwO – Alek F, Justin M, Iris, Dominic, Isaiah.

39 – Cobra in a Box – Panav P, Jean A


Game Manual: [Link]

Game CAD (OnShape): [Link]

Kickoff presentation: [Link]

Game Reveal Video (FIRST):

Alfredo’s NoU2 Robot Build Tutorial on YouTube: [Link]

Text programming tutorial: [Link]

Alfredo Robot Parts CAD package: [Link]