In the FIRST Robotics Competition, the robot control system is unique because teams have a set list of parts that they must use to power and control their robot. There is variation in how teams use the permitted parts, but at their core, every robot’s electrical system is the same. Despite this mandated consistency, assembling a reliable and robust electrical system is one of the most challenging and confusing aspects of building a robot.
This tutorial will teach you about each of the components in a FRC control system. For each component, I will describe its role in a robot’s electrical system and how it connects to other components.
This tutorial was made through the Autodesk FIRST High School Intern program.Prerequisites:
A willingness to learn