Helpful Sites for FRC

Mentor Resource Library:

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/mentor-resources-library

 

Chief Delphi Support Site

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/portal.php

 

The Blue Alliance

http://www.thebluealliance.com

 

Using the Engineering Design Process

for Design of a Competition Robot (White Paper)

 

Understanding Motor and Gearbox Design

 

Robot Parts:

AndyMark

http://www.andymark.com

 

VEX Pro

http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexpro

 

Metal  

Bobco Metal - (Least expensive in Los Angeles Area)

http://www.bobcometal.com/product.html

Scrap Metal

C&M Metals 1709 E. 24th Street

cmmetals.net

 

Pneumatics

http://www.bimba.com

 

General parts, tools and manufacturing materials

McMaster-Carr  (Check on-line catalog, Pick-up in two hours)

Now Open Sundays

http://www.mcmaster.com

 

T-Shirts - Silkscreen

Groovysilk - (Tell them you're a US FIRST team: ask for Rene)

(They have been providing the best price for local teams)

http://groovysilk.com

 

New Teams:

How to Start an FRC Team

http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FRC/2012%20How%20to%20start%20a%20FRC%20team%20v2.pdf

 

NEMO - Non-Engineering Mentor Organization

http://www.firstnemo.org/resources.htm

 

18 Hints for Rookie Teams by Team 341

http://www.team341.com/resources/pdfs/18_hints_for_rookie_teams.pdf

 

Organization TIPS for FIRST Teams by Team 341

http://www.team341.com/resources/pdfs/organizational_tips.pdf

 

101 Ways parents can help - NEMO

http://www.team341.com/resources/pdfs/101_ways_parents_can_help.pdf

 

FRC Designs - Robot design - Past Robot Designs

http://frcdesigns.com

 

Team Safety

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/safety-video-and-manual

US FIRST Information and Updates on the

2015 Controller

This year all teams are using a different control system. This site will help answer most of your questions.

 

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/2015-Control-System

Your FIRST Season

Robot in 3 Days 2015

2015 Manuals & Resources

Before you start Building

Watch This 

Before you start Read

the Rules 

Programming

WPI Programming Support for FRC

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120

 

WPI FRC Control Support - C++ and JAVA

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120/m/7882

 

WPI Getting Started in LabVIEW

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120/m/11825

 

WPI Getting Started with JAVA

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120/m/7885

 

WPI Getting started with C++

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120/m/7913

 

CAD Design and Animation

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/cad-design-and-animation

 

FRC Team Marketing FAQ

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/team-marketing-faq

Famous Failures

Before you get stressed out 

Watch

Mistakes Happen!!!

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