FIRST website: www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc There’s a ton of great info here, including:
- 2017 Game & Season Info
- Season Calendar
- BLOG Archive
- Email Blasts Archive
- Grants Info and FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit
- 2017 FIRST Event Registration Help
- FIRST Youth Protection Program – Info & resources for team leaders
- Start a Team
- FIRST Forum
Chief Delphi Website – This website is maintained by Team 48 Delphi E.L.I.T.E. and has topics covering everything from the most basic introductory questions to incredibly advanced topics. If you have a question, someone on this world-wide forum will likely be able to help you.
Steel City Robotics Alliance – The “Steel City Robotics Alliance” was created to allow area robotics teams to share resources and information. “We are by the teams, for the teams.” SCRA fosters communication and camaraderie between FRC teams in SW PA and beyond. Join SCRA to participate in their email group, and check out their “Resources” link, with presentations from SCRA Fall Workshop Days since their creation in 2010.
FRC Team Forum – Western & Central PA, June 2014, with added notes – includes important notes concerning goals and progress of the FIRST Robotics Competition Program in western and central PA as of the end of the 2014 season; team needs; feedback received (as well as requesting further input); challenges and solutions; and additional discussion notes regarding outlook, plans, and possible new directions to consider for Pittsburgh FIRST in future years.
Archived resources (prior to 2015-16 season)
- ARCHIVED General FRC Resources includes: Mentor Resources Library as well as using Resources Library: #Mentor(a complete library of useful links and documents); Technical Resources, CAD Design, Safety, and more…
- ARCHIVED Team Marketing Tools; FAQs, Promotional Fliers, Brochures, Presentations, etc.
- ARCHIVED Start a Team – scroll down for a great list of resources
- FRC Competition Manual and Updates
- Game Q & A
2016 Quick Links to Team Resources:
FRC Practice Field hosted by FRC Team 3504, the Girls of Steel will be open to all FRC teams starting Wednesday February 10th
Hours: Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays: 1-5 pm
Location: NREC, 10 40th Street. Pittsburgh PA 15201
For more info, see www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/girlsofsteel/practice-field/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Patricia: Even though it’s called a practice field, you don’t have to have a working robot to visit, especially during build season. It’s a great place to get help and advice in addition to practice. Thanks to FRC Team 3504 – the Girls of Steel – for hosting & running the field, and opening it to FRC teams across the region. Very much appreciated!
Regional Info Line at 724-997-1578 If you have any immediate questions during the build season, feel free to call our Regional Info Line. This will connect you to one of the Regional Planning Committee members who will help you with the issue. (Note: Questions regarding game or robot rules are best directed to the Game Q&A (see above) or to FRCTeams@usfirst.org.) Otherwise, contact us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.