2012 Competition Manual and Related Documents

2012 FRC Administrative Manual

Consolidated PDF: Administrative Sections 1-6

Section 1 - Introduction

Overview of FRC, Gracious Professionalism, and prominent FRC awards

Section 2 - Communication

Covers Team Support, the Q&A forum, TIMS and guidelines for using the FIRST logo

Section 3 - Team Organization 

Outlines the Main, Alternate and Shipping Contact responsibilities and recommends additional roles for adult volunteers

Section 4 - At The Events

What to expect at FRC competitions.  Includes event check in, the pit area, competition overview, safety, ceremonies, team spirit and a packing checklist

Section 5 - Robot Transportation

Rules specific to transporting your robot to events
Robot Lock Up Form
Non-Compliance Robot Lock Up Form 

Shipping Crate Construction  

Bag & Tag FAQ

Section 6 - The Awards

Lists FRC awards and provides submission criteria.

2012 FRC Game Manual

Consolidated PDF: Game Sections 1-5

Section 1 - Introduction

Includes a description of the FIRST Robotics Competition, Gracious Professionalism, and a game summary

Section 2 - The Arena

Describes the arena, field elements, and game elements in detail

  • Field Drawings - Complete drawings, CAD models, and assemblies to build an official or low cost FIRST playing field

  • Field Walkthrough Videos - Guided tour of the official FRC field by FRC Engineers
    • Episode 1 - There is no Episode 1. While we love this whole series, we decided not to publish Episode 1 because the animated character was exasperating and seemed like a merchandising opportunity
    • Episode 2 - Behind the Glass
    • Episode 3 - Baskets and the Pieces that Love Them
    • Episode 4 - Special Court Areas
    • Episode 5 - Bridges
    • Episode 6 - Microsoft Kinect Stations

Section 3 - The Game

Describes the game in detail.

Section 4 - The Robot

Describes all rules associated with building a compliant robot

Section 5 - The Tournament

Describes how the tournament is played

Kit of Parts

Details on the FRC Kit of Parts