We are collecting links to FRC Tech Documents. Mostly looking for technical binders, engineering notebooks, robot posters, build blogs, tech notes, those sorts of things but any technical documents or judge material you made for your robots are welcome. Spectrum will validate your submission and add it to the collection. There are 80+ Tech Documents links in the collection already but we’d love to have more.
We are also still looking for more public CAD models for past robots as well. There are over 450 CAD links in the collection.
If your team has published robot CAD and it’s not in the collection please submit a link, or even better if it’s not public, publish your CAD and submit the link. It doesn’t matter if the CAD is messy or you have things to fix. Published messy CAD is better for the community than private CAD that no one can learn from.
Now that the Skills Challenges are officially over, we’d love if teams added their CAD for the 2020/21 robots and the flyers that they made for the judged awards to the CAD and Tech Documents Collection.
We’ve added tabs for the programming collection and libraries collection as well. We tried to start them as their own thing last year but they didn’t really take off so we are adding them to the main CAD collection document. -
Very glad I found this! I’ve been looking for examples to help me teach my team about design, and this seems like as good a pool of resources as I could’ve imagined. I also sent our programming crew leader a link so he could add our team’s code library.
A suggestion, perhaps you could have some kind of automatic system to remind teams to submit their designs to the form (a reminder e-mail every month, for example, or at specific dates that make sense with the build season). You could add a field to the form where submitting teams could opt in for future reminders.
I suggest this because I’ve noticed some teams (that appear in the spreadsheet) have published designs that they haven’t submitted to the spreadsheet. Specifically I noticed that 118’s 2020 robot CAD is published on their website but doesn’t appear in the spreadsheet.