Team Resources

This section contains tools and references to help Teams throughout their season. 

Important Links

For Rookie Teams

New Team Resource List (PDF) - NEW!

Build Resources

Basic FTC Build Guides

FTC Robot Wiring Guide TETRIX PushBot Build Guide 
FTC Guide to Addressing NXT Lockups

TETRIX PushBot Programming Codes

LabVIEW (.zip)  |  ROBOTC (.zip)

Sample Engineering Notebook MATRIX PushBot Build Guide 
Matrix and TETRIX Kit of Parts

MATRIX PushBot Programming Codes 

LabVIEW (.zip)  |  ROBOTC (.zip)
Robot Bill of Material Template

TETRIX Mastery - Getting Started Guide and more

Samantha Module Wiring Guide for Matrix

Design Resources

  PTC for FIRST Teams

Programming Resources

FTC Kit of Parts and Field CAD Drawings
LVLM FTC Toolkit (required for LVLM users)

Sensor Resources

ROBOTC for FTC ( FTC Sensor Guide
Purchase FTC Sensors and IR Beacons -

Wi-Fi Resources

Samantha Module User Guide

The Field Control System

Samantha Module Placement Best Practices video  Field Control System Operator Guide

Samantha Module Troubleshooting video

Field Control System Ver. 3.1.0 Download (.zip) - updated 1/5/15

Updating Samantha Module Firmware video Field Control System (3.0.6 Mac beta version - not for competition use)
Samantha Module firmware update video Setting up the Field Control System video
Samantha Light Code Guide Field Control System setup wizard (.exe)
Samantha Module Router Configuration Guide

Preparing for Competition

Marketing and Fundraising

Getting Ready for Competition 

FIRST Fundraising Toolkit

FTC Team Judging Session Self-Reflection
FTC Fundraising Guide FTC Awards Descriptions
FIRST Green e-watt saver fundraising program Scoring System (.zip) - updated 1/29/14
What Does FTC Cost? Scoring System User Guide for Teams - updated 11/20/14
FTC Promotional Photos Tips for Shooting Quality Cell Phone Videos 
FIRST and FTC Logos


Promotional literature about FIRST

FTC Training Videos

2013 FTC Power Point Presentation FTC YouTube Channel
Tips for shooting quality cell phone video

FTC Training Videos for Download

FTC Grants Gear Up with FTC!: Virtual Summer Conference

Team Outreach


Making It Loud (coming soon)