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Robot Build

Making Shooter Adjustments

Making Shooter Adjustments

Making Shooter Adjustments

Making Shooter Adjustments
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Building a robot means measuring twice, cutting once. It also means doing a lot of research to make sure everything will pass inspection. Sometimes the best help comes from unexpected sources.

Got a technical question?

Well, someone on Chief Delphi has an answer. Here you can pose your FIRST questions of practically any nature and some kind, like-minded robo-nerd --or more likely ten --- will offer their best advice. Definitely an invaluable resource, whether it’s your first FIRST time or a seasoned veteran, Chief Delphi is one of the best ways to get a question answered.

FIRST Forums are also a good way to keep up with the ever-changing adds and revisions to the current year robot build.

FIRST Mechanical Resources is another good place to start if you need technical assistance.

Build Materials

More Panels

More Panels

More Panels

More Panels
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Looking for a FIRST-approved gearbox? Or need to look up specs on motors and servos? Check out AndyMark. Chances are good that it will be a one-stop shop for your FIRST product needs. AndyMark also runs the FIRST Choice program, an essential component of the Kit of Parts.

McMaster-Carr is an incredibly detailed resource for fasteners, fittings, hand tools and safety supplies.

 

Transmissions, Gears and Pneumatics

Joe Works

Joe Works

Joe Works

Joe Works
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FIRST teams spend a lot of time debating transmissions, gears and pneumatics. Here are a few sites that can bring you up to speed.

How Gears Work: How Stuff Works: Gears

Pneumatics, in much detail: D&T Online

FRC Team 358-Hauppage Robotic Eagles, maintains deep archives as well as annually updated  pneumatics information relevant to FIRST Robotics.


Prepare Now for Inspections at Competitions

This presentation was put together by MN Lead Robot Inspectors and presented at Minnesota Splash. How you and your team can stay out of trouble with the inspectors and be on-time for practice matches and qualifications!


​FIRST Bill of Materials (the BOM)

This must be presented to the robot inspectors at every competition.​ Here is the 2015 Bill of Materials prepared by our Build Team and submitted at competitions.