MiniFRC 9: Charged up (2023)

Registration is CLOSED

What is MiniFRC?

MiniFRC is an annual quarter-scale FRC competition hosted by FRC Team 4561, the TerrorBytes. In MiniFRC, participants can throw together a robot for as low as $10 and compete with other teams across NC on a miniature version of the field from the current year’s FRC game.

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 8th off-season event resuming after COVID on December 3, 2022.

This document  provides participants/volunteers details on registration, updates, and any other information you may need.

MiniFRC 9: Charged Up

This year’s competition was supported by RTP’s own Alfredo Systems and was held on July 1st, 2023. Updates and pictures coming soon! We will hold another “Charged Up” event in December–stay tuned!

  • 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:
    • Tutorial Resources
      • This tutorial is for the previous year’s game, but the systems are the same! This video will guide you through the process of building a MiniFRC robot:

Simple Robot building tutorial

      • This read through document will guide you through the basics of programing a MiniFRC robot:

Robot wiring/control system tutorial

Viper in a Can11
MidTown Robotics40
Red Raiders37
Plasma Dragon14
Feminine Fusion31
SetyBroRret 45
Samosa Sisters41
bits on wheels47
Green Toaster3
CHSy Hawks (Pronounced Cheesy Hawks)51

Volunteers will have to be there on the actual competition day on July 1,2023 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)


June 17,2023 

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Build day

June 20,2023

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

June 22,2023

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

June 27,2023

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Build day

June 29,2023

5:00pm – 7:00pm


July 1,2023

8:30am – 7:00pm


 Competition Schedule (tentative)

Doors open, Field/pit setup 

8:30am – 9:00am

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.