Mechanical Support

This area contains resources related to mechanical topics.

This page is to support both our team, as well as others in Mechanical Design of FIRST robots each year. A lot of knowledge is available across the web and we hope to collect what we find useful here. If you have any references we should add, please feel free to contact us!

Mentors Justin and Josh present their guide to Drivetrain Design at the CTFIRST University Day 2011 at Central Connecticut State University.

This presentation covers the following topics:



  • Know Your Customers
  • Know Your Limitations
  • Create A Baseline
  • Concept Development
  • Design Must Haves


  • Wheel Options
  • Gearing
  • Power Transmission
  • Axel Options
  • Drivetrain Layouts
  • Drivetrain Selection



Download the powerpoint presentation (pptx) 

Thanks to David Kaplan of FRC3464 Sim-City for Recording.





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