MiniFRC 9.5

Registration is Open!!!

What is MiniFRC?

MiniFRC is an annual 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 our team has held a MiniFRC competition at least once a year, sometimes every six months, with the 9th off season event on July 1, 2023. This document  provides participants/volunteers details on registration, updates, and any other information you may need.

MiniFRC 9.5: Charged Up

MiniFRC is back! TerrorBytes Robotics is proud to host MiniFRC 9 2023, in which participants can throw together a robot for as low as $10 and compete with other teams across NC on a miniature version of the Charged Up field from this years FRC game. This year’s competition is supported by RTP’s own Alfredo Systems and Research Triangle High School. 

Kickoff: November 11,2023

Competion: December 3,2023

  • Kit of parts
    • TerrorBytes are providing a kit of parts for $10 each that can be picked up on kickoff day.
    • If your unable to make it to kickoff but are intrested in haveing a KOP shipped to you please click here. (NOTE: KOP’s are $15 when shipped)
    • Purchasing Robot Parts Individually (NOTE: These parts are usually more expensive than the KoP.) Here are some links to purchase your own robot parts. We suggest purchasing at LEAST four yellow motors for your drivetrain, and more for other systems. Individual parts can also be purchased from the Alfredo Electronics webstore.
  • Other resources:
    • Game Resources
      • Will be posted after kick off
    • Tutorial Resources

Official team list will be posted on November 6 ,2023

Volunteers will have to be there on the actual competition day on December 3,2023 at 8:30 and will be trained that morning. Please look at the resources below to register:

  1. Volunteer registration
  2. Volunteer roles

***Location: Research Triangle High School (3106 East NC-54, Durham, NC 27709)


General schedule (tentative)


November 11,2023 

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Build day

November 14,2023 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

November 16, 2023

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

November 18,2023 

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Build day

November 28,2023 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

November 30,2023 

5:00pm – 7:00pm


December 3,2023 

8:30am – 7:00pm

 Competition Schedule (tentative)


Competition officially opens for teams


Opening Ceremony – Drivers meeting – Qualification Matches 

10:00am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Qualifications Resume

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Alliance Selection 

2:00pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 6:00pm

Awards and cleanup!

6:00pm – 7:00pm

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)


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