|Navigating the FIRST® Website: Useful Links
Listed below are all pages that FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams may require both throughout their competition season, and during the off-season. Make sure to bookmark the pages you feel would best help you and your Team! If you still find that you require additional help, feel free to reach out to the FIRST HQ team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Starting a Team Resources – Includes step-by-step resources for starting an FIRST Tech Challenge team.
|Fundraising Resources – Includes resources for budgeting and fundraising, including grants and resources from the FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Fundraising Toolkits.
|Resource Library – The location of all FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Resources. Organized in “articles”, resources are grouped together by subject and can be saved to your personal Resource Library by clicking on the heart when signed in
|Team, Robots, and Technology!
|Team Management Resources – Includes all the resources for Mentors and Teams on running the team: the Mentor Manual, fundraising, training, Engineering Notebook, preparing for competition, Awards, and more.
|Robot Building Resources – Includes all of the resources for building the robot, including the PushBot Build Guides, Robot Wiring Guide, PTC design resources, and new technology resources.
|Technology Resources – Includes all resources for the new Android-based technology, including programming resources, Troubleshooting Guides, link to the Forum, etc.
|Beyond the Competition
|FIRST Tech Challenge in the Classroom Resources –Many FIRST Tech Challenge Mentors and Coaches are also teachers in the classroom. Find additional resources here
|FIRST Scholarships – Be proactive and start looking at what scholarships are available!
|FIRST Alumni & Internships – FIRST participants are able to search out internships made available for students who have participated in high school level FIRST programs. Network with the FIRST Alumni page and ensure you are always connected even after graduating from FIRST Tech Challenge.