Kit of Parts

 

Each season, FIRST Robotics Competition teams receive Kits of Parts (KoP). The KoP is not designed to be a "bolt together" solution to play the game, but is a starting point, containing mostly donated components from Suppliers across multiple industries. For technical information about some of those components, visit the Screensteps repository

FIRST Robotics Competition Suppliers are an incredibly supportive group who are proud to be involved in the hardest fun you'll ever have! Be sure to thank them when you see them at our events!

Please note, the information on this page is staged for the upcoming 2022 FIRST FORWARDSM season. 2021 archived Kit of Parts information is here

The KoP System consists of three parts, available to teams through a variety of sources:

Kickoff Kit

FIRST Choice

Virtual Kit

 

Kit of Parts overview

 

Kit of Parts Timeline: 2022 Season

Key KOP Deadlines

All deadlines are noon, Eastern. 

Kickoff Kit: Drive Base Opt Out Window Oct. 14 - 21, 2021 Add to Calendar
Virtual Kit: pre-Kickoff voucher release Nov. 18, 2021 Add to Calendar
FIRST Choice: Priority List Round 1 Nov. 18 - Dec. 2, 2021 Add to Calendar
Virtual Kit: Kickoff voucher release Jan. 8, 2022 Add to Calendar
FIRST Choice: Priority List Round 2 Jan. 8 - 20, 2022 Add to Calendar
FIRST Choice: open ordering Jan. 28 - Apr 15, 2022 Add to Calendar

 

 

 


Kickoff Kit Detail

A box of parts delivered to teams at the start of the season...

The Kickoff Kit consists of items that we pack in totes (mostly in totes, there are typically exceptions for late or big items) and distributed to all teams.

There are two permutations of this: one set of items that go to all teams and a second set of items that goes to 1st year, aka “rookie,” teams. Additional information to come.

Missing or Damaged Kickoff Kit Items

One of the first things you do when you receive your Kickoff Kit is to check its contents against the Checklists. If anything is missing or damaged 1) we’re so sorry! and 2) you need to let us know and we’ll make it right.

The process we use to get information from you is built into the registration system and available starting today. Please know and understand that we will not process requests that don’t use this system.

Kits are shipped on a rolling basis this year, so it’s not appropriate to issue a single due date for missing/damaged parts reports. Instead, the due date is specific to your team and is five business days from your Kickoff Kit delivery date (e.g. FedEx tracking says your kit was delivered on December 15, your report must be submitted on or before December 22).

To report anything missing or damaged:

  1. Your lead mentor 1 or 2 logs in to your team’s account.
  2. Click on the “Payments and Product” drop down menu and select “Order Replacement Parts”

  1. Enter the shipping information for where you’d like the replacement parts sent.
  2. Use the “Subkit Container” filter to navigate to the parts you need to report.
  3. Click the “Add” button for the item that’s missing/damaged.
  4. Specify the quantity missing/damaged, include an explanation, and click “Save.”  The list will auto save when you add an item, so you can come back to it later.
  5. Once your list is complete, hit “Submit Request.” You can only submit once, and you must Submit within five business days of receiving your Kickoff Kit.

 

 

 


FIRST Choice Detail

Items available via an online menu in exchange for credits issued to all teams...

 

 

Teams get items from FIRST Choice using either the Priority List system or via a traditional "open" ordering process. 

Key dates are listed in the timeline above and embedded in the flowchart below.

FIRST Choice Flowchart:

Priority Lists

FIRST and AndyMark use a priority list system to invite teams to indicate what they'd like and distribute items in a way that doesn't result in a mad cyber rush to get to high value inventory that a typical first-come, first-serve model does.

Here's how it works:

  1. Each team makes a list & updates shipping detail. A team creates a Priority List (a prioritized list of FIRST Choice items that a team would like) in their FIRST Choice account, and the lists are locked at a specific time/date (see timeline above). Shipping charges will apply (you'll see an initial authorization charge, amount varies depending on the shipping method chosen, but it's not actually a charge to the card; once the order is packed and shipped, the actual charge will be applied to the card on file), and a billing address, a shipping address, and credit card information must be provided before creating your Priority List. Additional charges may apply for international teams, for which the team is responsible, and AndyMark will address on a case by case basis.
    • Login information for the FIRST Choice site will be posted in each team’s registration account on Kickoff day and will be viewable by lead mentors 1 and 2 (look for "FIRST Choice credentials" in the "Current Passwords/Voucher Codes" menu). 
    • Only teams who have registered as 2022 event participants or have secured payment will have access to their login information, and thus only those teams will be able to create and submit a Priority List.
    • Priority Lists will be created using (and only accepted via) the Priority List feature on the FIRST Choice site.
    • Priority Lists are saved each time the user adds an item to their Priority List or clicks "Update" on the Priority List View after making edits (letting teams add, subtract, and reprioritize items until the deadline).
    • Upon the deadline, any existing Priority Lists are locked, processed, and no additional changes may be made (we strongly encourage you complete your list at least a day before the due date to avoid unexpected delays or surprises).
    • If you feel overwhelmed by the options, there are sample lists like “pneumatics” or “vision” available for quick selection. You can select a sample list for your priority list – or use it to get started and edit/customize as you see fit. There are options on each list to Add to your current list or clear your existing list and start fresh, so use caution when clicking.
    • Any priority list submitted by a team that has not secured 2022 payment with FIRST by noon (eastern time), Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 will be discarded before lists are ported in to the auto draft system (please anticipate at least one business day for registration payment to be processed and the updated status to be relayed to AndyMark).
  2. AndyMark randomly ranks lists. After lists are locked, each list with at least one item is assigned a random rank (the order in which individual teams complete their Priority Lists before the deadline does not affect their rank). 
  3. Items are assigned. In rank order, AndyMark’s auto draft system queries the team’s highest priority item and, provided the team has the credits and FIRST Choice has the inventory, issue the item to the team. This applies to each Priority List line item as ranked. If the team doesn't have enough Credits to cover the entire amount (but at least one) or FIRST Choice inventory doesn't have the entire quantity (but at least one), the team will get as many as their credits/FIRST Choice inventory allow. If credits or inventory can’t cover one, it will move on to the next ranked item so the team is not skipped for that round. Once the draft system gets to the last ranked Priority List, the draft system will query that last Priority List’s next item and work its way back up the ranks (for Teams that know how we’ve done Alliance Selection in the past, this serpentine process probably seems familiar). This draft continues until inventory’s gone or Priority Lists are exhausted. Inventory is then updated for the next phase of FIRST Choice. We will not publicly publish teams’ Priority Lists, the assigned rankings, or final order contents.
  4. AndyMark ships your order!

Open Ordering

The open ordering phase of FIRST Choice is a traditional first-come, first-serve ordering process. Teams add items to their carts and check-out using credits remaining after the priority list phases. 

Still not sure how this all looks? Hopefully How to FIRST Choice can help...

 

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Virtual Kit Detail

The 2022 Virtual Kit Catalog and its one-page checklist (printed copies in each Kickoff Kit and available online after Kickoff) includes details about almost all Virtual Kit items confirmed as of fall, 2021 (note, this page gets updated so it takes precedence for any differences between here and the content in the voucher book/checklist).  

Product Donation Vouchers

 

  Consider using for...
Thank you... for... which expires on...
Other
Armabot RS7 encoder Apr 30, 22 Add to Calendar            
AutomationDirect $50.00 Aug 31, 22 Add to Calendar    
Clippard $20.00 Dec 31, 22 Add to Calendar            
Digi-Key Electronics $50.00 Sep 30, 22 Add to Calendar     electronic components
REV Robotics $50.00 Jun 30, 22 Add to Calendar  
Swyft Robotics 10 x ½in. hex bearings Apr 30, 22 Add to Calendar           any ½ in. hex shaft
TE Connectivity $25.00 Nov 18, 22 Add to Calendar  

Software

  Consider using for...
Thank you... for... which expires on... Other
Altium 1-yr Altium Designer student license Dec 30, 22 Add to Calendar                
Autodesk 3D Design Software Access n/a    
DriveWorks DriveWorks Solo Dec 31, 22 Add to Calendar             SOLIDWORKS plug in
Mastercam Educational Suite Oct 31, 22 Add to Calendar        
MathWorks MATLAB/Simulink, Learning Resources Aug 31, 22 Add to Calendar         AI, Data Analysis
NI LabVIEW & Add-ons Jan 31, 23 Add to Calendar          
OneIPM Project/Task Mgmt for Onshape Nov 30, 22 Add to Calendar                
Onshape CAD software Sep 1, 22 Add to Calendar            
PTC PTC CAD & Collaboration Software Sep 1, 22 Add to Calendar            
Siemens Solid Edge portfolio Sep 30, 22 Add to Calendar         Certification
SolidProfessor Individual Annual Membership Nov 30, 22 Add to Calendar           Certification
SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Software Suite Jul 31, 23 Add to Calendar      
Tableau Data analysis & prep sw Aug 31, 22 Add to Calendar                 Data Analysis
Upverter Schematic & PCB sw Dec 31, 22 Add to Calendar                
Wolfram Computation Software Jun 1, 22 Add to Calendar             Data Analysis

 

Additional Detail...

 

 

Altium

What: One-year Altium Designer student license
Altium is excited to support FIRST®, committed to providing every designer and engineer with tools to enable you to turn your ideas into products in the easiest and
most productive way.
  • Altium Designer consists of all the tools required to produce a PCB from concept to manufacturing.
  • A PCB development platform supplying both the electrical and mechanical view.
  • Integrated access to over a hundred suppliers makes it easy to select the best part for your design.
  • Up to five student licenses per team
Expires: Dec. 30, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Go to Altium's FRC page and fill out the form.
 

 

Armabot

What: One (1) RS7 Encoder (shipping not included)
  • Valid for purchase of one RS7 encoder individually or a multiple product order that includes one RS7 encoder.
  • Limit one per FIRST Robotics Competition team.
  • Must be registered for the 2022 robotics season.
  • Voucher not transferable to other people or teams.
Expires: Apr 30, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account
To Access: 
  1. Go to www.armabot.com
  2. Select 1 or more RS7 encoders (first unit free with this voucher)
  3. Enter your valid code from the FIRST® team registration system
  4. Enter shipping and billing information
  5. Place order and wait for arrival (3-5 days in continental USA)
  6. Installation instructions at www.armabot.com
  7. Technology tutorial for encoder implementation at www.armabot.com

 

Autodesk

What: 3D Design Software Access
  • Autodesk® Fusion 360® – This 3D CAD/CAM tool for PC, Mac, and Chromebooks enables robot designs, assemblies, photorealistic renderings, fabrication, and team collaboration.
  • Autodesk® Inventor® – With this professional software, teams can produce 3D models that help with the design and visualization of the robot.
  • Synthesis: An Autodesk® Technology – Features virtual practice fields to test your robot CAD models for driver practice, code emulation, strategy and more with this robotics simulator. 
  • Autodesk® EAGLE® – Bring your next spark of an idea to life with powerful PCB design software made for every engineer.
  • Autodesk® Tinkercad® – Use Tinkercad Circuits environment to program and simulate an Arduino board for use on your robot.
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® – With modeling, rendering, and animation capabilities, 3ds Max is an ideal solution for animation.
Expires: n/a
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Visit Autodesk's dedicated page for everything FIRST Robotics Competition including CAD data sets of the Kit of Parts and playing field, Tutorials, and access to Autodesk software.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, 3ds Max, Eagle, Fusion 360, Inventor, and Tinkercad are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2021 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

AutomationDirect.com

What: $50.00 at AutomationDirect.com (shipping not included)
Expires: Aug. 31, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account
To Access: IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS - We cannot apply the discount AFTER you place an order! 
  1. Obtain your voucher code from your team's FIRST registration account
  2. Login OR create a new AutomationDirect.com account here.
  3. Then visit the our FRC page to enter your voucher code. This will enable a one-time $50 credit for your account.

Some Restrictions Apply: 

  • Orders must be placed online. No ‘call-in’ orders.
  • Stock items ordered by 6:00pm EST will ship via 2-day service. 
  • Orders must ship to a US or Canadian address.
  • Credit card billing address must also be US or Canadian. 
  • The voucher cannot be used towards shipping fees.
  • Orders under $49 are shipped via 2-day service to US addresses for a flat rate of $10 (a credit card will be required to pay for shipping).
  • Orders to Canada will incur brokerage fees.
  • Larger orders may qualify for FREE two-day shipping see this site for details.
  • This voucher cannot be used to pay sales tax. A credit card (or PayPal) will be required to pay any applicable taxes. If your team/organization is tax exempt, you can submit appropriate documentation online during checkout.

 

Clippard

What: $20.00 at Clippard.com
Expires: Dec. 31, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account and the 2022 Virtual Kit Catalog in your Kickoff Kit
To Access: 
  • Simply visit Clippard.com to select your products.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must create an account and be logged in for the voucher to be validated.
  • For technical assistance, please contact Clippard at 1-877-245-6247.

 

Digi-Key Electronics

What: $50.00 of components from Digi-Key's webpage
  • Good for a one time use (does not include Market Place products). Any amount not utilized in your initial transaction will be forfeited.
  • Taxes not included.
Expires: Sep. 30, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: 
  • Visit Digi-Key's FIRST webpage to redeem your team's voucher.
  • The $50 voucher will not display on the total of your order, but will be subtracted from your order using processing.
  • This Product Donation Voucher, valued at $50, is good for the purchase of components only at www.digikey.com.

 

DriveWorks Ltd

What: One (1) year license of DriveWorks Solo Design Automation Software
 
FIRST® teams can request a license of DriveWorks Solo Design Automation Software for a period of one (1) year. DriveWorks Solo allows engineers and students to quickly and easily create and configure variations of your SOLIDWORKS models directly inside of SOLIDWORKS.
 
License includes access to FREE online learning resources which include DriveWorks Solo Online Training webinars, How to Videos, Help Files and other learning resources.

Must be registered for the 2022 Robotics Season. License is non-transferable to another team.

DriveWorks Solo is a powerful SOLIDWORKS Automation Tool. It allows teams to automate their SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and detailed drawings.
  • Control Dimensions, features, custom properties, advanced feature parameters, instances and file formats.
  • Dynamically replace components.
  • Create a library of components using intelligent file reuse.
Expires: Dec. 31, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access:
  • Visit DriveWorks' dedicated FIRST webpage to submit your request for a license of DriveWorks Solo. 
  • Once on the website, you will be asked to complete and submit a “Request a License” form.
  • Upon completion of this form, we will review for completion, process and once approved you will receive detailed instructions on how to download and install the software.
  • Product support and assistance provided to Team Leader by DriveWorks Ltd. via email to first@driveworks.so.uk.
What: One free license of the Mastercam 2022 Educational Suite. It includes your choice of Mastercam or Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS. 
  • Mastercam is a CAD/CAM software that can be used to both design products and program the processes to manufacture parts, specifically on CNC machines. Mastercam generates toolpaths that drive machine tools to turn designs into physical parts. 
Expires: Oct. 31, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Please fill out the required information on this registration page. Once we receive your request, an email will be sent with your activation code and instructions on downloading Mastercam.
 

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MathWorks

What: 
  • Software license to over 50 products, including:
    • MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Simscape, MATLAB Coder, Robotics System Toolbox, Navigation Toolbox, Control System Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, Computer Vision Toolbox, Sensor Fusion and Tracking Toolbox and more
  • Links to free, 2-hour online courses to get started with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Tutorials, videos, and examples for students participating in robotics competitions
Expires: Aug. 31, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Please visit MathWorks' FIRST page.
 

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NI

What: LabVIEW Software
  • This license also provides access to more than a dozen LabVIEW add-ons, NI Mutisim for SPICE simulations, and NI Ultiboard for PCB design.
Expires: Jan. 31, 2023
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account
To Access:
  1. Access your team’s serial number - have your Lead Mentor 1 or 2 log in to your team’s account from the FIRST website to access your serial number by clicking on "Passwords/Voucher Codes."
  2. Download software - get NI LabVIEW for FIRST Robotics Competition via the FIRST Robotics Competition Resource Hub.
  3. Learn and Earn - learn LabVIEW with free online training and earn skills badges at our dedicated FRC page.
 

 

OneIPM

What: Cloud-based project/task management & Product Structure Explorer for Onshape
OneIPM is an Onshape add-in that provides innovative visuals of your Onshape documents and assemblies, helping teams better understand design intent, while also managing all your project related tasks with complete associativity to your CAD documents.
 
Expires: Nov. 30, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: (for detailed information and step-by-step instruction, please visit: oneipm.com/first/)

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Onshape

What: Onshape CAD software, access to the Onshape Education Plan, and full access to the Learning Center.
Expires: Sep. 1, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: 

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PTC

What: PTC CAD and collaboration software
  • Vuforia® ChalkTM - application to facilitate AR remote assistance between team members
  • Creo - 3D CAD software
  • Mathcad - software for engineering calculations
Expires: Sep. 1, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: 

 

REV Robotics

What: $50.00 at REVRobotics.com (shipping not included)
Expires: Jun. 30, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account
To Access: Enter the code you receive as a "gift certificate" during the checkout process. More instructions will be posted on our FRC Voucher page
 
 
 

 

Siemens

What: 
  • This voucher is good for a free license to several Siemens software applications, training and tutorials, and Siemens industry certification exam for Solid Edge and NX software applications.
Expires: Sep. 30, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: 
  • To access your free license of Solid Edge 3D CAD, Solid Edge Simulation, and PADS Professional software visit www.siemens.com/firstrobotics, and download your software in minutes.

You'll also find a library of tutorials that will help you to accelerate your design phase, as well as an opportunity to take the Solid Edge certification exam free of charge. Siemens also invites all FIRST teams who are using SIEMENS software to apply for funding. Criteria for funding is detailed on our FIRST resource page, and made available on a first-come, first served basis. 

 

SolidProfessor

What: One (1) free individual annual membership to SolidProfessor
  • With this voucher, your team will receive one, free individual annual membership to SolidProfessor. This membership will give you access to online CAD and CAM courses that will help your team become more effective design engineers. Each course includes bite-sized video lessons, practice exercises, and short quizzes that will make learning CAD and CAM easier than ever! Plus, when students successfully complete a course, they can show off their new skills by earning a Technical Certificate.
Expires: Nov. 30, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: 
  1. Visit the SolidProfessor FIRST Robotics web page and fill out the short form.
  2. Within a week, a SolidProfessor team member will set up your free membership and reach out to you at the email address provided with information about how to access your account. 

 

SOLIDWORKS

What: SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Software Suite

 

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation wants to help you develop the engineers and innovators of tomorrow. That is why we are pleased to sponsor your FIRST team. Student teams now have the choice of using our SOLIDWORKS desktop product, which includes over twelve powerful design and engineering products or the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a cloud-based portfolio of integrated tools and apps. Teams can apply for both sponsorships separately if they choose.
 
Expires: Jul., 21, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Interested student teams should complete our online application at our FIRST specific page.

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Swyft Robotics

What: Ten (10) ½ in. hex bearings, BRG-1001
  • Order must be shipped to a US address
  • Credit card must be issued by a US or Canadian bank.
  • Limit one set per FIRST® Robotics Competition Team.
  • Must be registered for the 2022 robotics season.
  • Voucher not transferable to other people or teams.
  • Shipping not included 
Expires: Apr. 30, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account
To Access: 
  1. Go to our FIRST voucher page 
  2. Enter your valid code from the FIRST® team registration system 
  3. Enter shipping and billing information 
  4. Place the order and wait for the arrival

 

Tableau

What: One (1) copy of Tableau Desktop & Tableau Prep
  • Complimentary access to Tableau Desktop, data analysis and visualization, and Tableau Prep for data preparation.
  • Visualize your data. Quickly answer questions. Play better defense, pick alliance partners, analyze robot performance, target your fundraising, and reduce inventory waste.
Expires: Aug. 31, 2022
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account (please don't share your key with anyone outside your team)
To Access: Visit our FIRST specific page to get started.

These access codes are for educational use only. Please do not share your key with anyone outside your team.

 

TE Connectivity

What: $25.00 at TE.com
Expires: Nov. 18, 2022
Access Codes: n/a
To Access: Visit our FIRST specific page to get started. Please include your team number on the order.
 
 

Upverter

What: Upverter schematic and PCB design software (browser based)
Expires: Dec. 31, 2022
Access Codes: n/a, open to all leads and team members. 
To Access: 
  • Visit Upverter's FIRST page to get started. 
  • Sign up for your free account.
  • Invite collaborators.
  • Start building.
 
 
 

Wolfram Research

What: One year of Wolfram|One, Wolfram SystemModeler, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Expires: Jun. 1, 2021
Access Codes: Available to Lead Mentors 1 & 2 in the team's registration account and printed in the 2022 Voucher Catalog included in the Kickoff Kit.
To Access: Visit www.wolfram.com/firstrobotics/ to get started.