Friends worth crossing centuries for.
FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5937
Apopka, Florida
Founded 2012

Renaissance Robotics 

Renaissance Robotics

Handy Links to Important Resources

Official Sources

FIRST FTC - FTC section of national FIRST website

FTC Game Forum -  FTC Game Q & A forum

FTC Team Resources

FTC Document Library

FTC Team History - last updated 2013

FIRST Tech Challenge - Facebook

FIRST Tech Challenge - Ken's blog

FIRST Tech Challenge - RSS email blast archive

FIRST Tech Challenge - Youtube

FIRST Tech Challenge - Google+

Florida Specific 

5937 Renaissance Robotics - team member only group

Florida FIRST Tech Challenge - statewide website run by our Affiliate Partner, Hans Wolf.

Florida FTC - facebook group

Florida FTC Forum

Florida FTC Twitter - #FLFTCRocks

FTC Tesla Robotics League - student group managed by team 5937

Space Coast League - facebook group for Space Coast / Brevard County and surrounding areas

Tesla Robotics League - facebook group for Central Florida / Orange County and surrounding areas

ROBOT League of Tampa Bay - facebook group for Hillsborough area

FLFirst - twitter

FIRST in Florida - website

FIRST in Florida - facebook

FIRST in Florida - twitter


Chief Delphi

NEMO - Non-Engineering Mentoring Organization

Tec Network - FTC networking resource. Renaissance Robotics hosts google hangouts on this.

The Yellow Alliance - Scouting

Common Tool & Part Sizes

Tetrix hex driver sizes - 7/64", 3/32", 1/16", 5/64"

Actobotics hex driver sizes - 3/32", 7/64"

Nylocks - replace jellyfish nuts with these

Chain size - 25

Dark Soul Chain Tool - the Tetrix one has issues

Anderson Power Pole - 15 & 30 amp

Battery Wires - 16 AWG or larger

Samantha Power Wires - 18 AWG or larger

Motor & Servo Controllers (PWM) - 20 or 22 AWG

PWM = pulse width modulation

Pit Size at Super Regional - 9x9x12

Fun Demo & STEM Camp Toys


Little Bits

LEGO Mindstorms - RCX, NXT, EV3

Ollie & Sphero

Homemade Team Building Games

Purchasing - General

Adafruit - Sensors, electronics

AndyMark  - Tuesday Deal of the Day

Boca Bearings

Bolt Depot 


Hitechnic - Legacy sensors, prototype boards

LegoEducation/FIRST - discount parts for teams

JMS 3d Printing - you design, they'll print at a reasonable cost!

Maker Shed


Modern Robotics - new technology source - Android based control system


Molex - connectors for custom wires

Pitsco - carries Tetrix

Pololu - sensors, electronics

Powerwerx - where Anderson Connectors come from - we use 30 amp (recommended for 12-14 gauge wire) & 15 amp (recommended for 16-20 gauge wire) powerpoles in FTC

ServoCity - where Actobotics comes from - 25% 

discount for FTC teams


Sparkfun - Sensors, electronics, also sells Actobotics

West Mountain Radio

Purchasing - Extrusions


Flomoco - 8020 from FL source

MakerBeam - also on Amazon, Sparkfun, &                                     MakerBeamEU

Microrax - instructions at Makezine

 OpenBeam - also carried by Adafruit, Amazon, &                              Maker Shed

REV Robotics - available from AndyMark

Purchasing - Structural Kits

Actobotics - carried by ServoCity  & Sparkfun 


Textrix - also carried by Pitsco 



5937 Renaissance Robotics - team member only group

FTC Tesla Robotics League - student group managed by team 5937

FTC Tricksa collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials for people involved with the FIRST Tech Challenge

NASA Robotics Alliance Project

No Vertical Videos

PTC - Creo, MathCAD, Windchill

Sixty Second Servo Connection


Tec Network - FTC networking resource. Renaissance Robotics hosts google hangouts on this.