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One of the key components of FIRST is the collaboration between teams to share knowledge. Unlike traditional sports, in which one only cares about his or her own team, FIRST stresses gracious professionalism among teams. In order to help other FIRST teams, our students and mentors have written several articles and white papers to assist other teams. In addition to the white papers that were written by our team, we have included links to a few "must-read" white papers that encompass everything from people's experiences in FIRST to digital copies of newspaper articles that have featured our team. Finally, we have also included many older archived FIRST documents here as well.

Note: FIRST has granted our team permission to post official FIRST media here as digital archived materials in our Document Library pages. All official FIRST documents, brochures, and materials are copyright by FIRST. All rights reserved.

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Cost Effective Robotics: Using Vex in FRC White Paper

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Written by Arthur Dutra, a student of Team 228, this white paper explores how Vex can energize and revamp your FRC team, especially if your team lacks the money, resources, and/or storage space to build multiple practice robots or a large portion of the playing field.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 vex robot whitepaper


FIRST Testimonials

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Learn more about the impact that FIRST has on its students, alumni, parents, mentors, volunteers, engineers, and sponsors directly from its participants, including Andy Baker, John V-Neun, Dave Lavery, Rich Kressly and many more.

Author: ChiefDelphi White Paper
Tags: chiefdelphi whitepaper


2005 Championship Scouting Flyer

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Download the scouting flyer used by Team 228 at the 2005 Championship Event. During most of the event, we ranked among the top three teams in Archimedes Division, which was widely regarded as the a "powerhouse" division.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 championship competition scouting


2005 FRC Game Manual

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Essentially a large Tic-Tac-Toe game, the 2005 game was the beginning of a brand new era for FIRST - the era of 3v3 alliances. This game was quite simple in concept: take tetrahedral-shaped playing field objects, known as tetras, and place them atop nine large tetrahedral shaped goals.

Author: FIRST
Tags: 2005 gamemanual


Team Informational Handout

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Download our 2005 Team Informational Handout, which was distributed out to hundreds of people through our many community outreach and promote FIRST activities.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 promotefirst flyer


Team Buttons: 2005

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View and download our team button designs from the 2005 competition season. To date, 2005 represented our more diverse year of button designs, with over a dozen different buttons.

Author: Jessica Morin, Jaime Bird
Tags: 2005 buttons pepclub competition


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