FIRST Washington is bringing Team Booster Accounts into the technology age, finally! This service will be available this spring. The vision is to have all of this online so a team (one designated mentor per team) can check the team’s account balance online and request reimbursement electronically.
In the interim, teams who wish to fundraise for their team through FIRST Washington, please create your personal fundraising page through our Give Lively site. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/washington-first-robotics/help-bring-stem-alive-for-a-washington-state-young-person
Please do not forget FIRST Washington is the non-profit that is bringing this resource to you and delivers the program for your team! We encourage you to invite individuals and companies to donate to FIRST Washington so that we can continue to grow FIRST programs and reach more youth across Washington State.
Here is a guide to setting up and using Give Lively
Find all recorded webinars for the current FIRST Robotics Competition season.
All the information needed for the PTC Kit of Parts, including resources for software and hardware.
To make it easier for teams to design the next great robot, FIRST® has partnered with Autodesk, to provide Autodesk® software licenses to schools who have a FIRST® program. This resource will show you how to: Access the same software used by industry professionals today, Get a jump start on the design process with a ready-made Kit of Parts, and Learn about programs that can help you network and showcase your skills
Various mechanical resources for teams including drive systems, pneumatics, and motors.
Information for hosting or attending an off-season event.
Resources for FIRST® Robotics Competition teams competing for the Chairman’s award. Video tutorials on how to sustain the image FIRST® judges are looking for and to convey that image in an essay and video presentation. Includes criteria for rookie teams and descriptions of the awards offered for rookie FIRST® Robotics Competition teams.
Criteria for rookie teams and descriptions of the awards offered for rookie FIRST® Robotics Competition teams.
FIRST® Robotics Competition handbook that outlines what is required to run a FRC team on month-by-month basis.
To help you prepare for your upcoming season, please reference this budget. Every team’s budget is different, based upon your team’s goals for the year, so this is only a guide.
A collaborative blog-type forum for FIRST® Robotics Competition teams to collaborate and provide help to other teams.
Database that includes information and statistics for all FIRST® Robotics Competition teams and FIRST® Robotics Competition events.
General discussion forums made for and by participants in the FIRST® Robotics Competition to help them collaborate.
Resources about the Dean’s List award for both coaches and nominated students.
A guide to help your team know where to go and what to bring to competitions.
Descriptions of awards based on the mechanical side of the game, that judges will look for at competitions.
Descriptions of awards based your team attribute, that judges will look for at competitions.
Resources that FIRST® Robotics Competition teams can use for electrical and programming tasks.
All the information needed regarding the Solidworks Kit of Parts, including in-depth tutorials on software.
Policies and procedure of the re-granting process for FIRST® teams.
General questions regarding grants people often ask, to help guide you with your tasks for the season.
Videos and real team examples of how to successfully raise funds for your team.
A guide for mentors to understand their roles and responsibilities.
FIRST® Washington Booster Accounts can be used by teams to keep track of finances. This document includes all the details and instructions for managing donations, spending, and other team money management.
Training resources for both youth and coaches to create diverse, inclusive and equitable team environments for the students.
Form for collecting information about your team you would like to share at an event.