Friends worth crossing centuries for.
FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5937
Apopka, Florida
Founded 2012

Renaissance Robotics 

Renaissance Robotics

Handy Links to Important Resources

Official Sources

FIRST FTC - FTC section of national FIRST website


FTC Game Forum -  FTC Game Q & A forum


FTC Team Resources


FTC Document Library


FTC Team History - last updated 2013


FIRST Tech Challenge - Facebook


FIRST Tech Challenge - Ken's blog


FIRST Tech Challenge - RSS email blast archive


FIRST Tech Challenge - Youtube


FIRST Tech Challenge - Google+

Florida Specific 

5937 Renaissance Robotics - team member only group


Florida FIRST Tech Challenge - statewide website run by our Affiliate Partner, Hans Wolf.


Florida FTC - facebook group


Florida FTC Forum


Florida FTC Twitter - #FLFTCRocks


FTC Tesla Robotics League - student group managed by team 5937


Space Coast League - facebook group for Space Coast / Brevard County and surrounding areas


Tesla Robotics League - facebook group for Central Florida / Orange County and surrounding areas


ROBOT League of Tampa Bay - facebook group for Hillsborough area


FLFirst - twitter


FIRST in Florida - website


FIRST in Florida - facebook


FIRST in Florida - twitter

National

Chief Delphi


NEMO - Non-Engineering Mentoring Organization


Tec Network - FTC networking resource. Renaissance Robotics hosts google hangouts on this.


The Yellow Alliance - Scouting


Common Tool & Part Sizes

Tetrix hex driver sizes - 7/64", 3/32", 1/16", 5/64"


Actobotics hex driver sizes - 3/32", 7/64"


Nylocks - replace jellyfish nuts with these


Chain size - 25


Dark Soul Chain Tool - the Tetrix one has issues


Anderson Power Pole - 15 & 30 amp


Battery Wires - 16 AWG or larger


Samantha Power Wires - 18 AWG or larger


Motor & Servo Controllers (PWM) - 20 or 22 AWG


PWM = pulse width modulation


Pit Size at Super Regional - 9x9x12

Fun Demo & STEM Camp Toys

Hexbugs


Little Bits


LEGO Mindstorms - RCX, NXT, EV3


Ollie & Sphero


Homemade Team Building Games

Purchasing - General

Adafruit - Sensors, electronics


AndyMark  - Tuesday Deal of the Day


Boca Bearings


Bolt Depot 


Grainger


Hitechnic - Legacy sensors, prototype boards


LegoEducation/FIRST - discount parts for teams


JMS 3d Printing - you design, they'll print at a reasonable cost!


Maker Shed


McMaster


Modern Robotics - new technology source - Android based control system


Modulox


Molex - connectors for custom wires


Pitsco - carries Tetrix


Pololu - sensors, electronics


Powerwerx - where Anderson Connectors come from - we use 30 amp (recommended for 12-14 gauge wire) & 15 amp (recommended for 16-20 gauge wire) powerpoles in FTC


ServoCity - where Actobotics comes from - 25% 

discount for FTC teams


Skycraft


Sparkfun - Sensors, electronics, also sells Actobotics


West Mountain Radio

Purchasing - Extrusions

8020


Flomoco - 8020 from FL source


MakerBeam - also on Amazon, Sparkfun, &                                     MakerBeamEU


Microrax - instructions at Makezine


 OpenBeam - also carried by Adafruit, Amazon, &                              Maker Shed


REV Robotics - available from AndyMark

Purchasing - Structural Kits

Actobotics - carried by ServoCity  & Sparkfun 


Matrix


Textrix - also carried by Pitsco 


VEX

Training


5937 Renaissance Robotics - team member only group


FTC Tesla Robotics League - student group managed by team 5937


FTC Tricksa collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials for people involved with the FIRST Tech Challenge


NASA Robotics Alliance Project


No Vertical Videos


PTC - Creo, MathCAD, Windchill


Sixty Second Servo Connection


Solidworks


Tec Network - FTC networking resource. Renaissance Robotics hosts google hangouts on this.