2009 FIRST Robotics Competition Manual and Related Documents

2009 FIRST Robotics Competition Manual and Related Documents

This page contains important documents for the 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition Season.  


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Complete 2009 FRC Manual - This is a single package download (4.09MB)  Updated 24 February 2009

Section 0 - Introduction - Overview of the competition, Gracious Professionalism, and prominent FRC awards.

pdf iconIntroduction  

Section 1 - Communication - Find information on contacting FIRST staff, using the FIRST logo, utilizing the on-line forums, and maintaining the TIMS.


pdf iconCommunication, Rev B (updated 09 January 2009)

Section 2 - Team Organization  - Provides suggestions on organizing a team.

pdf iconTeam Organization

Section 3 - At The Events - An overview of the events with information on the pit, registration, robot inspection, the machine shop, safety, practice rounds and competition matches, courtesies and rules.

pdf iconAt the Events, Rev D (updated 24 March 2009)

Section 4 - Robot Transportation - Detailed information on crates specs, the drayage process, and the FedEx donation.

pdf iconRobot Transportation, Rev D (updated 12 March 2009)

Section 5 - The Awards - Describes the awards and their submission criteria.

pdf iconThe Awards 

Section 6 - The ArenaDescribes the arena, field elements, and game elements in detail. There are several pertinent drawings listed in this section.

 pdf iconThe Arena, Rev A 

Official FIRST Drawings - Complete drawings and assemblies to build an official FIRST playing field.

Team Drawings - Complete drawings and assemblies for a low cost version of the FIRST playing field.

Section 7 - The Game

- Describes the game in detail. Related Video (available after Kickoff)

pdf iconThe Game, Rev I (updated 12 March 2009)

Section 8 - The Robot

- Describes all rules associated with building a compliant robot.

pdf iconThe Robot, Rev K (updated 18 March 2009)

Section 9 - The Tournament

- Describes how the tournament is played.

pdf iconThe Tournament, Rev B (updated 12 March 2009)

Click HERE for details on the algorithm used to generate Alliances. 

Section 10 - The Kit of Parts

- Describes the 2009 Kit of Parts.

View previous years' FRC competition manuals and documentation