Several years ago, 4272 posted that we had a class in our school.
This class started as mainly a meeting time for students on the robotics team. We taught some basic skills, but nothing extremely formal.
Over time, we decided that we could use it to teach skills to students and have them work on projects. That worked well for us for a few years.
With our team growing to record numbers students, and with many of them preferring to take other classes (but still wanting to be on the team), we decided to end the dedicated robotics class and just be an after-school team.
We still get several requests each year for us to share the curriculum and materials that we use for that class.
Because of those requests, I wanted to make some of our materials public. These are the materials that were created by Zach McKeever or myself. These resources are not enough to fill an entire year of material. The final year we ran the class, we added some digital electronics activities based on this kit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11006. We also used the second semester to teach a Dobot Curriculum from STEM Education Works: (https://stemeducationworks.com/curriculum/#row-two).
With that, here is the link to our resources. These give an overview of some basic mechanical concepts (as they relate to FRC). There are also some tutorial projects for Autodesk Inventor, and a few lessons on some introductory Digital Electronics. I hope teams and teachers find these useful.
I may be adding to these topics as a fun project for myself and 4272. If there are other topics that people would be very interested in me adding, please let me know.
Additionally, if there are any errors, or topics that are not explained well, please let me know so I can correct them.