We have created a document in the hopes of compiling information and resources that might be useful to FRC students. Some of the information is team-specific, but we hope other teams will find it to be helpful as well. We’ll attempt to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
CAD I: What CAD is, what Onshape is, Extruding, Filleting, MKCAD, Importing, how to make basic parts, and the importance of naming conventions.
CAD II: We’ll be talking about pocketing, Onshape files, getting files ready for the laser cutter, going more in-depth with Part Studios and Assemblies, and review concepts covered in the last CAD lesson.
Using Onshape Featurescript: A mini-lesson about what Featurescript is, how to use it, and how it can be especially beneficial to FIRST teams.
Editing in Context: A mini-lesson about how to edit in context in Onshape, as well as uses and some basic troubleshooting.
Onshape Resources: This is a Google Document full of links to slideshows, training videos, and other online sources of information for learning to CAD with Onshape.
Engineering Design Process: Mr. McKee and Mr. McKeever will talk about how the Engineering Design Process works and its importance, as well as how it works on the team.
3D Printing: Where and why to use 3D printing, where it’s used in industry, additive manufacturing, slicing software, and public CAD repositories.
Electrical I: Electrical design, power and signals, methods, crimping, wiring basics including insertion and pull testing, integration onto the robot, and troubleshooting.
A useful screw sizes chart.
One great post about writing commit messages can be found here.
WPILib has helpful documentation.
Who Are We? + Student Intros: Team rules, who we are, how we operate, and more! (Recorded Fall of 2020)
Adobe Photoshop: Layering, selection tools, texts, brochure and flyer basics, and maybe even a fun little project at the end.
Grants and Chairman’s: Organizing information and writing compelling presentations.
A list and description of the awards given out by FIRST, found on their website.
Miscellaneous resources we’ve found to be useful