FAMNM Robot in 3 Days

What is Ri3D?

Robot in 3 Days is a challenge in which collegiate teams rush to build a robot capable of playing the current FRC game in only three days. Teams begin their build at the end of the game reveal during the kickoff broadcast and must complete their robot in no more than 72 hours.

FAMNM established its Ri3D team in 2019 and built a robot to compete in the first-ever FIRST Alumni Collegiate Competition, an Ri3D competition hosted at Kettering's FIRST Robotics Community Center. Competing alongside other Ri3D teams from Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Kettering University, the FAMNM Ri3D team managed to wrest their way to victory and claim the first-ever FACC Ri3D trophy!

FAMNM with its 2019 FACC Ri3D trophy

How do I get involved with Ri3D?

All interested University of Michigan students are able to be a part of the FAMNM Ri3D team, provided they

  • Join the team by attending an Ri3D informational meeting or contacting the Ri3D coordinator
  • Attend 4 required planning meetings
  • Get Wilson center training by the training deadline, which will be dependent on the year (usually early December)
  • Commit to attend all 3 days of build
  • Commit to attend at least one auxiliary event (bumpers, live streams, competition)

If you have further questions, please email [email protected].

FAMNM's Ri3D team sketches mechanism ideas
A FAMNM Ri3D robot with a piece of tape where 'SPONSOR NAME HERE' is written

The FAMNM Ri3D team is currently looking for sponsors! If you would like to sponsor us, please contact our coordinator at [email protected].

Testing the intake with cubes from CHARGED UP

Why does FAMNM have an Ri3D team?

Our primary goal is to show new FRC teams the process behind designing and building a robot from the ground up to compete in an FRC competition. To this end, we aim to extensively document our design and build processes through videotaping and publishing our source code and CAD files online for teams to view.

FAMNM Ri3D also provides an avenue for University of Michigan students to combine what they learned through FIRST and throughout their college career and apply it to building an FRC robot.

Previous Competitions

Here, you can see the documentation for our Ri3D builds in previous years. If your team is looking for insight for their build process, or you're just curious to see what we did, check out our documentation page!

2023 - Charged Up

2023 Ri3D Playlist 2023 Code

2022 - Infinite Recharge

2022 Ri3D Playlist 2022 Code

2020 - Infinite Recharge

2020 Ri3D Team 2020 Build Documentation

2019 - Destination: Deep Space

2019 Build Documentation