FTC Team Resources
FIRST and many other organizations, including other teams, provide a variety of resources and training for both veteran and rookie FIRST teams. This page contains links to manuals, documents and other resources that will increase your knowledge of FIRST and its various components.
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Coaches Newsletter - Sign up
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Coaches Newsletter - Archives; June 2016 - Present
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Team Leader Newsletter - March 16, 2016
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Team Leader Newsletter - November 5, 2015
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Team Leader Newsletter - October 1, 2015
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Team Leader Newsletter - September 14, 2015
- Maryland/DC FIRST Tech Challenge Team Leader Newsletter - August 21, 2015
Presentations and Conference Calls
- RobotC Basics - SSI Roboitcs (10/6/2012)
- Intro to Samantha - SSI Robotics (10/6/2012)
- Intro to FRC/FTC Business Plans - Matt Wesloh FRC Team 2199 (10/6/2012)
- FTC/FRC Fundraising - Rose Young (10/6/2012)
- Intro to Grants - Anna Hutton (10/6/2012)
FTC Team Resources
- Team Resources - A collection of FIRST's tips on preparing, programming, building, and participation in FTC.
- 2008 FTC Coaches’ Manual -Documentation assisting Tech coaches in building a team, building a season, mechanics, a tournament overview and more.
- FIRST Scholarships - A comprehensive list of educational opportunities to allow FIRST students to further pursue majors and careers in many technological fields
- Communications Resource Center - A detailed list including important team information and resources to help teams throughout the season
- FIRST Base - The Autodesk Source for FIRST Teams, includes free software and training
- FTC Blog - FIRST FTC director's blog
Fundraising and Grants
Fundraising Ideas & Product Center - A collection of fundraising resources for non-profit organizations
Fundraiser Help - A database of tips, tutorials, and ideas for school and non-profit fundraising
Step By Step Fundraising - A cohesive listing of fundraising strategies, including a free monthly newsletter and e-book
Maryland Community Foundations - Local foundations that may fund local education and STEM efforts.
ASEE - The official website for the American Society of Engineering Education
ASME - The official website for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Electrical Engineering School info - Online resource for Electrical Engineering undergrad programs.
IEEE - The official website for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
FIRST Community Alumni - Official community for alumni designed to increase continued support of FIRST.
NASA Robotics Alliance - An educational program designed to increase robotics expertise in the U.S.
NEMO - The official website for the FIRST Robotics Non-Engineering Mentor Organization, the support group and information exchange for adult mentors
NSBE - The official website for the National Society of Black Engineers
Robot Chicks Union - The official website for the Robot Chicks Union, advocates of the involvement of females in FIRST
Science Resources - A non-profit organization that promotes quality science and engineering education
SME - The official website for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
SWE - The official website for the Society of Women Engineers, advocates for women achieving their full potential in engineering careers