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FIRST and many other organizations, including other teams, provide a variety of resources and training for both veteran and rookie FIRST teams. This page contains links to manuals, documents and other resources that will increase your knowledge of FIRST and its various components.

FRC Team Resources
  • ChiefDelphi - The unofficial forums for FIRST inter-team communication, development, and interaction
  • FIRST Base - The Autodesk Source for FIRST Teams, includes free software and training
  • MERIT (Mentoring Experienced Robotics Teams in Transition) - A program designed by FRC Team 303 to support veteran and struggling teams to rebuild and continue to succeed in FIRST
  • Team Handbook - Documentation providing information for organizing any FIRST team
  • Team in a Box - A DVD, CD, and pamphlet package assembled to assist in the creation of new FIRST Robotics teams
  • Bill's Blog - FRC FIRST director's blog
  • Communications Resource Center- A detailed list including important team information and resources to help teams throughout the season
  • For Teams by Teams - Resources selected by the President's Circle teams that are particularly useful for starting new teams
  • FIRST Scholarships - A comprehensive list of educational opportunities to allow FIRST students to further pursue majors and careers in many technological fields
  • FIRST wiki- An open-content encyclopedia for the FIRST Robotics Competition

 FTC Team Resources

  • FIRST Scholarships - A comprehensive list of educational opportunities to allow FIRST students to further pursue majors and careers in many technological fields
  • Communications Resource Center - A detailed list including important team information and resources to help teams throughout the season
  • FIRST Base - The Autodesk Source for FIRST Teams, includes free software and training
  • FTC Blog - FIRST FTC director's blog
FLL Team Resources

 Tutorials and Guides

  • The Blue Alliance - A video tutorial series teaching relevant topics to competitive robotics teams.
  • Autodesk Tutorials - A catalog of self-taught lessons for Autodesk Inventor & Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Educational Robotics Kit Guide - A general overview of robot subsystems, hardware, electrical components, and programming 
  • List of Tools for Rookie FRC Teams - An important starting guide for new FIRST teams 
  • NXT Programming Guide - A book that will teach teams to easily program a robot with the NXT-G visual programming language, as well as learn to implement basic, intermediate, and advanced programs.
  • Olin Sharing FIRST - An accomplished demonstration board providing useful information about robot components
  • OpenFIRST - An open-source initiative to help FIRST Robotics teams prosper in web development 
  • PneumaticsFIRST - A site of resources created by the fluid power industry to offer guidance in applying pneumatics to FIRST robots

 Suppliers and Manufacturers

Fundraising

  • Fundraising Ideas & Product Center - A collection of fundraising resources for non-profit organizations
  • Fundraiser Help - A database of tips, tutorials, and ideas for school and non-profit fundraising
  • Step By Step Fundraising - A cohesive listing of fundraising strategies, including a free monthly newsletter and e-book 
  • Funds for Your Group - An online offering from Interstate Batteries that allows teams to have small custom stores that generate 30% commission on sales

Other Resources

  • ASEE - The official website for the American Society of Engineering Education
  • ASME - The official website for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
  • ECDU - The unofficial community for the East Coast Drivers Union
  • IEEE - The official website for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • FIRST Community Alumni - Official community for alumni designed to increase continued support of FIRST.
  • NASA Robotics Alliance - An educational program designed to increase robotics expertise in the U.S.
  • NEMO - The official website for the FIRST Robotics Non- Engineering Mentor Organization, the support group and information exchange for adult mentors
  • RCU - The official website for the Robot Chicks Union, advocates of the involvement of females in FIRST
  • Science Resources - A non-profit organization that promotes quality science and engineering education
  • SME - The official website fro the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SWE - The official website for the Society of Women Engineers, advocates for women achieving their full potential in engineering careers

 


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