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Technical Resources Jun. 14 2021| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Mentor, Robot Build/Assembly, Team, Technical
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Disclaimer: Some of the following links lead to external web sites that are not endorsed or controlled by FIRST, and may contain outdated or inaccurate information about FIRST.  Teams should look at the Game Manual on the Season Materials webpage for the most up to date information
 

Mechanical Resources 

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • CAD Design and Animation - This page contains information to help teams with the implementation of CAD and 3D Animation software for use in FIRST Robotics Competition.
  • SOLIDWORKS Student Design Team Tools - In this video, learn how to take your design and project planning skills to the next level with apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform or tools on SOLIDWORKS Desktop.
  • Getting started with Onshape - In this video, learn how to create your free Onshape Education account, get familiar with the interface, and set up your team.
  • Collaborating Remotely with Onshape - In this video, learn about Onshape’s unique features for collaborating, including Follow Mode to see the real-time actions of another user, advanced commenting capabilities like markup and task assignment, as well as branching and versioning for parallel development.
Drive System
Motors
Pneumatics
Other Resources
  • Designing Competitive Manipulators: The Mechanics & Strategy by Greg Needel (New Link Coming Soon!)
  • Manipulator and Appendage Design by Andy Baker (New Link Coming Soon!)
  • Robot Quick Build Instructions
  • At Home Robot Inspection by Andy Baker of AndyMark 
    • Andy Baker, president of AndyMark and FIRST volunteer, shares information on a successful robot inspection.
  • Bad Idea Friday by FIRST Alumni Brett & Nick of AndyMark 
    • In this video, FIRST Alumni Brett & Nick show AndyMark's "Bad Idea Friday" brainstorming process for developing new and creative ideas. 

Software/Electrical Resources

  • Control System and Programming Documentation - Resources to help with wiring and programming your robot.
  • Wiring Essentials by April Riddett of NI 
    • In this video, NI employee and FIRST volunteer April Riddett shares some wiring tips and tricks to help your team be successful.
  • Synthesis - Synthesis: An Autodesk Technology is an open-source robotics simulator built by students for students. Hear from some of the student interns that help create this technology and learn how you can benefit from their work.