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Team Resources

Effective FIRST Strategies

How do you design and operate a FIRST Robot in a strategic way to give the greatest possible chances of success? This presentation deals with the strategic decisions to be made while designing a robot, as well as competition strategy (scouting, match planning, alliance selection, etc.).

Author: Karthik Kanagasabapathy (2020)

Chairman's Webinar

A brief overview of the Chairman's Award, including the who, what, and how of submitting for the award, best practices, and tips and tricks for success! An essential guide for teams looking to maximize their Chairman's chances.

Author: Karthik Kanagasabapathy (2020)

Driver Selection for FRC

Tips and tricks for ensuring the selection of FRC driveteam members is high-performing and fair.

Author: Karthik Kanagasabapathy (2013)

Technical Resources

Drivetrain Design

Featuring the Kitbot on Steroids covers the selection of a drivetrain, the key principles and reviews the potential Kitbot upgrades

Author: Ben Bennett (2011)


Describes the different types of Robotics drive systems, some of the theory of designing a drive system, and some construction techniques and principles

Author: Ian Mackenzie (2010)

Omnidirectional Drive Systems

Dives into the advanced topic of drive systems which can move in any direction

Author: Ian Mackenzie (2006)

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