Here are some resources that provide additional information about robotics and FIRST:
TechFire 225 Safety Manual
The goal of this manual is to provide a foundation for FRC Team 225 to develop and maintain safe and enjoyable work environments both in its facilities and at competitions.
Chief Delphi Forums
Forums about FIRST, Competitions, technical discussions, and more.
Mid-Atlantic Robotics (MAR)
MAR is a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) exemption as a charitable organization. It was created in October 2010 with the encouragement of US FIRST, Manchester, NH. Our mission is to promote and implement FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) programs for the benefit of all FRC teams in our region, which spans all of Delaware and New Jersey and counties in Pennsylvania from Harrisburg eastward.
FIRST Design Video
Check out this "engineering design process" video, hosted by Grant Imahara. This is Part 1 of a soon-to-be multi-part series of design-related videos being developed as part of a FIRST EAB initiative.
FIRST Forge is the online community for sharing software among the FIRST Robotics Competition teams. It promotes the collaborative development of innovative code for use by team members and mentors.
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team Handbook
A document provided by FIRST to help teams prepare for the competitive season. This handbook has just about everything you need to know about FRC.
A database for FRC robot design ideas and solutions. This database consists of previous and current robot designs for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The database includes images, videos, and CAD of robot designs that are submitted by FRC teams.
NEMO (Non-Engineering Mentor Organization)
NEMO is an organization for mentors who are involved with all the non-engineering aspects of the FIRST Robotics programs. It is mainly a support group and information exchange for the behind-the-scenes work that cement the teams together. This site has many tips and hints for mentors of an FRC team.
RoboRaiders Animation Workshop
This site contains tutorials on modeling, animation and more. The workshop is hosted by a FIRST robotics team, the RoboRaiders, from Hillsborough, NJ.
Check out these tutorials on how to use SolidWorks, a 3D CAD software program.
Team 254 The Cheesy Poofs"
An award-winning FIRST team from San Jose, CA, Team 254 posts many useful resources including documentation/videos of their highly successful processes as well as several how-to articles.
WPI Think Tank
The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics.