Documents from the First Meeting (March 20, 2017)
Sign-up Sheet for 2018-2019 Season
You can sign up using this form.
Google Docs Drive
- FIRST: main FIRST website
- Official FTC Site
- 2017-2018 Game Site
- Team Management Resources
- Mentor Manual
- Official FTC Forums: This is probably one of the most important links. The new game forums can be found here and will open up after kickoff. Keep up on the Relic Recovery forums as much as possible. Teams can post game questions here and they will get an official answer form FIRST. These answers then become rule. I have seen past games have things made illegal and posted on these forums. If you do not follow the forums or download updated game manuals you could go to a tournament and find out your robot is illegal. There are also some other subforums that get a lot of traffic once the season starts.
- NEMO - Non-Engineering Mentor Organization: a good resource for any non technical minded coaches/mentors
- Official FTC blog
- HighTechKids: main site for FTC in MN. They will have info on the kickoff event soon.
- FTC on GitHub: Here you will find the Java app, if your teams go for Java programming.
- AndyMark: One site that has FTC/FIRST components to purchase
- Tetrix Robotics: another site for FTC components. Tetrix is the main parts kit provided by FIRST when new teams register.
- ServoCity: Similar to Tetrix, but their components seem to have more options for building. This company has giveaways quite often. They typically provide the giveaways for our October Rookie FTC Workshop
- RevRobotics: A more advanced building option using aluminum extrusions. The Iron Maidens moved to Rev last season and really like it.