Basic Robotics Links
The homepage for FIRST, the organization that started it all. They can give you information concerning all parts of FIRST, from where regionals are to the basics of starting a team. You can go ahead and bookmark it.
This is a branch of the FIRST site, but this part deals with only the details of FRC. FRC is the section of FIRST that Team Combustion is in. This site is especially helpful when you can't remember things such as when the Woodie Flower submission is due...
If NASA only helped FIRST teams as it does now, with sponsorship, mentors, and other necessary support, then it would be an amazing organization. But when you also factor in that they put people in space, they blow you out of your laboratory (or cubicle).
Starting in 2009, FIRST partnered with National Instruments to give team more advanced and spiffier electronics. This also means that the robots are programmed in Labview.
This educational community is bursting with everything you would need or want to know. They want to help you.
NEMO(Non-Engineering Mentor Organization) is a group of the mentors that help with the part of FIRST teams that don't involve the robot. For all the mentors that help with the writing of paperwork and awards, public relations, recruitment, fundraising, food-raising, and anything else, this is the group for you!
This forum created by Chief Delphi is a great source of information. Got a question about robotics that no seems to have the answer to? Post it on Chief Delphi and at least three nerdy teenagers will post you the answer at two o'clock in the morning.
The Bayou Regional is in New Orleans, Louisiana and is the event for teams in that area. This is the local regional for Team Combustion which we have attended every year since it opened.
Imagine Wikipedia combining with FIRST, a wealth of information about robotics. That is the idea behind FIRSTwiki. Pages include information about teams, competitions, history, helpful how-to guides, etc.
The aim of US FIRST Girls is to get more women involved in science and engineering, something Team Combustion is a big supporter of. We spread the word and showed support by being ambassadors at the regionals we attend.
Created by FRC Team 3504 Girls of Steel, this website gives a lot of helpful information to rookies on every aspect of a FIRST team. One of our 1912 members works as contributer to the website.
FRC 1912 is supports the Coalition for Science After School and is a proud representative in the state of Louisiana.
Basic Team Links
Every team has one and all are created equal: A page created by FIRST with the most basic information about a team. Helpful if you only need the simple things. Navigate to the regional that the team you are interested in is attending (Bayou). Select "What teams are registered for this event?" and select a team (1912) from the list. It shows basic history, awards, etc.
Since we know about FIRSTwiki, it makes sense that we made a page about our team on it. It has a lot of information, but it doesn't have all of it. That's what this website is for!
Once again, every team has one and all are created equal. It is a record of every teams' matches, even if you were on the red alliance. They even have videos of the matches, just for fun.