Electrical design skills are essential to each FIRST robotics team, both because the robots won’t run without electronics and because the electrical system is one of the most common sources for problems. This offers an introduction to the components of the FRC control system. Also included are directions for debugging the electrical system of a robot.
The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.
Authors: Michael Dessingue, Steve Shade, Al Skierkiewicz
2005 presentation with tips and good practices for wiring a FIRST robot.