Resources

Resources

Welcome to the Resources pages! Under each of the tabs are websites we've found to be of valuable assistance.

Welcome to the Resources pages! Under each of the tabs are websites we've found to be of valuable assistance. Some are sponsored by FIRST itself, others by FIRST teams, and still others by related-outside organizations. The ones selected we think lend helpful tips and information.

Sections

Robot Build: Building a robot requires hours in the workshop, as well as hours researching best tools, materials, ideas. We list some sites that will help you get started.

Get your robot up and running by using the links we’ve selected.

Programming: Three different languages – C/C++, JAVA and LabVIEW – are used to program FRC robots. Get your robot up and running by using the links we’ve selected.

CAD: Computer-assisted design and drafting, as well as animation to ‘see’ how the robot works are increasingly valuable tools for FRC teams.

Safety: Need tools for safety? Look no further. The Green Machine provides all of the resources you need.

Varsity Sport: Learn how the Green Machine contributed to the recognition of robotics as a varsity sport in Minnesota, and learn how you can do the same in your state.

Media: There are a tremendous number of web-hosting services that offer an easy way to develop a website. Pick a template and write some code, and you’ll be on your way to making your team’s site your own.

Competition Day: Here we present our checklist of what we bring to competition and what we do to make sure we have everything we need for our pit at the events.

For Rookies: Here you will find tips and links that every team and Mentor should become familiar with when it comes to FRC. We've included a foundation of outside information as well as some hints and tips we've learned along the way. We think you’ll find these handy when competitions season rolls around.

The FIRST President’s Circle drew upon the combined efforts of FRC teams to identify and present thoughtful solutions to difficult situations.

President’s Circle: The FIRST President’s Circle drew upon the combined efforts of FRC teams to identify and present thoughtful solutions to difficult situations. In 2007, the challenge was to develop resources and guides for rookie teams to aid their growth into successful long-term robotics teams. FIRSTTeam 1816 is proud to be among the teams that assisted FIRST with this project.

Even More Links: This page lists some of the links we use most. It’s a good place to visit once you have exhausted the other pages, or are looking for something a little bit different.

Still Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?

If you’ve hit a wall, or just don’t know where to start, try contacting us! Send us an email and we’ll get your questions answered ASAP.