Happy New Year from FIRST Team #3504, the Girls of Steel!
For the last few months, our Outreach team has been working on a website called Rookie [b]FIRSTs. This website offers advice for first-year FIRST Robotics Competition teams in an effort to help them have a more successful FIRST season.
While FRC teams have Chief Delphi as an excellent source of specific information, we believe that the FIRST community would benefit from a simple, easy to use site specifically geared to assist rookie FRC teams.
Thanks to a number of generous FRC teams, we are releasing the first version of this ever-growing website. A big shout-out to the teams who shared valuable advice to use for the site: Libby Kamen and the MidKnight Inventors #1923, Spartonics #1503, AMP’d Robotics #1708, Simbotics #1114, SWAT #771, 12 Volt Bolt #1557, Black Knight #135, Hauppauge Robotic Eagles #358, and Lynnbrook Robotics #846. You made this website possible!
**Overview Pages: **Right now, Rookie [i]FIRSTs is comprised of basic overviews for each section of a typical FRC team, including Business, Media, Hardware, Software, and Electronics. In each of those sections, we offer advice to rookie teams and link to basic -specific tutorials to get them started on the right path. We hope that this website will gently push rookie teams in the right direction without overwhelming them.
Blog: In addition to the pages, Rookie [b]FIRSTs is also compiling a list of tips and tricks for rookies as well as a list of missteps made in the past and how the new teams should avoid making the same blunders. Add to the list by posting here in this thread or shooting us a message.
Get Involved: We want to involve as many FRC teams as possible in the creation of the site. Any suggestions, tips, or sections you want to add to the site can be added at any time. We hope this website can serve as an ever-evolving repository for all FRC teams to collaborate on.
Check it out and follow us as we post tips daily in this new year!
Girls of Steel, FIRST Team #3504