Trainings

Electrical

Electrical Measurements

Electrical Measurements Worksheet

An overview of how to measure electricity and the science behind it plus some safety notes.

Wiring

A step-by-step pictorial tutorial teaching wire stripping, crimping, and soldering.

Wiring

A simple pictorial schematic of a robot's wiring.

New Control System

An introduction to the new control system which includes: the cRIO, Driver's Sation (OI), Digital Sidecar, Power Distribution Board, Jaguar Speed Controller and Labview.

Old Control System

A basic overview of what the old system was like and the main parts of the system.

Driver Station

An in-depth view of how the driver station works.

Robot Sensors

A thorough explaination of: if-else statements, state machines, different loops, and Vex sensors.

Robot Code

An introduction into coding a robot to drive teleoperated and autonomous.

Labview I

Timeline for Labview I Training

An introduction to what LabVIEW is and how to program and debug in LabVIEW.

Labview II

An introduction to robot projects and communication with the robot.

Labview III

A walkthrough of the robot code and WPI library.

Labview IV

An introduction to reading power.

Additional Programming Concepts

A tutorial on additonal programming concepts including case structures, loops and clusters.

Mechanical

Tools

Timeline for Tools Training

A brief introduction to the many tools common in a robotics workshop, including calipers, files, hacksaws, power drills, wrenches and allen keys.

Woodshop Tools and Safety

Rules and suggestions for a safe and efficient Woodshop.

Robot Designs: Chassis and Drive-Train

Complex Drivetrains

The basics of building a robot chassis as well as examples of different drivetrains and their components.

Robot Designs: Manipulators

A look into the designs of arms, elevators, grabbers and claws.

Screws, Springs,Sprockets and Gears

Everything you need to know about Screws, Springs, Gears and Sprockets.

Robot Physics

Physics Practice Worksheet

Timeline for Robot Physics Training

A quick lesson about basic physics concepts needed to build a successful robot. Topics include velocity, acceleration, force, friction, work, power and torque.

Motors

A Guide to Choosing the Right Motor

An introduction to the different motors provided by FIRST.

Pneumatics

An introduction to how Pneumatics work, its different components as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using pneumatics.

Inventor: Parts

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a simple part in Autodesk Inventor. Includes making extrusions and holes.

Inventor: Assemblies

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a basic assembly of parts in Autodesk Inventor by making Mate and Flush constraints.

Inventor: Drawings

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a drawing in Autodesk Inventor.

Engineering

Safety

Safety practices when in robotics.

2012 Game: Rebound Rumble

An introduction to FIRST and 2012 Game: Rebound Rumble.

Tools

Timeline for Engineering Tools Training

Tools both mechanical and electrical should know.

Engineering Design I

Timeline for Engineering Design I

Covers the basics of design constraints and the design process.

Engineering Design II

Covers the basics of design constraints and the design process.
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