Technical Info 2014

2014 Build Season Info

2014 Game Manual

2014 Team Updates

2014 Question & Answer System

2014 Kit-Of-Parts

Technical Resources

First Choice

LabVIEW and software Updates

WPI (Control System Hardware, Java, C/C++)

FRC Awards


General

FRC Home Page

FRC Promotional Material

The Blue Alliance (Great website to get videos from previous years robots and matches)

Chief Delphi (Forums about FRC and all US First Competitions)

FRC Blog (News direct from the Director of FRC at FIRST)

Behind The Lines (Live and Recorded Video Seminars for FRC Teams)

Nemo (Non-Engineering Mentor Organization – They deal with all the stuff that isn’t rocket science!)

Safety Manual


Teams Helping Teams

Team 358 Robotic Eagles Great site, I often refer to this team’s site for the control system how-to’s, especially programming LabVIEW


For Rookie Teams

2008 GUIDELINES,TIPS, & GOOD PRACTICES Manual(*)

Competition Manuals (From 2002 – present)

Game Summary (1992 – 2012)

FRC “Building A Robot” (*)


Software

Autodesk
Parts Library
Autodesk Education Community

PCT
PCT KOP in Creo
PCT Robotalk Weekly Webinar

Altium Designer 2013

Diamon Bullet Studios 2013 Game Simulator

RoboRealm Vision Processing Software


Programming

Getting Started with the 2013 Control System

Java

C++

Robot Builder

LabVIEW (National Instruments FRC Software and LabVIEW Community)

LabVIEW for FRC Training Material and Resources


Parts

AndyMark

Local Suppliers


Important diagrams

These Diagrams (taken from previous years) are essential but are not always the easiest to find so I put them here for quick reference)

Power Distribution

Data Distribution

2010 Wiring overview (*)

Pneumantics

Network Configuration (*) 2009 but not redone for 2010 and I missed it


Books

Robot Builder’s Bonanza (a good book on the basics of mobile robotics but not specifically written for FRC)


2011 Build Season Info

Team Updates

Manuals

2011 Software Updates

Kit of Parts (All Manuals and info for items in the KOP)


2012 Build Season Info

2012 Kit-Of-Parts


2013 Build Season Info

2013 Game Manual

2013 Kit-Of-Parts

Technical Resources


(*) – Info from previous years so expect some minor changes for this year’s competition