2015 Kit of Parts

There are three components to the 2015 Kit of Parts (KOP)

Kickoff Kit

These items are delivered to Teams at their Local Kickoff site or delivered after Kickoff to teams that need to have their Kickoff Kit shipped directly to them (at the team’s expense).

2015 Kickoff Kits will consist of the following items for all teams (sizes and weights are approximate):

A)   One set of items, collectively, 27 in. x 17 in. x 17 in., 60 lbs.

B)   One item, 8 in. x 3 in. x 7 in., 14 lbs.

C)   One set of items, collectively, 29 in. x 22 in. x 22 in., 9 lbs.

D)   One set of items, collectively 3 in. x 3 in. x 60 in., 6 lbs.

2015 Kickoff Kits will include the following additional items for Rookie teams only:

E)    One item, 27 in. x 17 in. x 13 in., 26 lbs.

F)    One item, 8 in. x 3 in. x 7 in., 14 lbs.

Teams who did not opt out of the Drive Base Kit will also receive the following item:

G)   One item, 34 in. x 6 in. x 7 in., 24 lbs.

As stated in this September FRC blog post, all teams will be receiving core control system components. Information about the 2015 Control System can be found here.

To see the differences between the Kickoff Kits received by Rookie and Veteran Teams, please refer to the 2015 Rookie / Veteran KOP Variation Table.

If you find that parts in your Kickoff Kit are missing or damaged, please tell us using our Replacement Parts Process by January 9, 2014.

FIRST Choice

FIRST Choice is a menu of items available to registered 2015 FRC teams, for free, as part of their Kit of Parts. Starting November 25, 2014, Teams will be able to view items that will be available and create Priority Lists. Priority Lists will process on 12/4/2014 and Teams will be notified of their draft results on 12/5/2014. Starting December 6, 2014, Teams will be able to make traditional live orders. The FIRST Choice program will close on April 17, 2015.

Click here to access the FIRST Choice site.

A detailed explanation of the FIRST Choice process is available in this blog post.

Virtual Kit

These items are available to Teams directly from the Supplier either via download or custom order. 

Product Donation Vouchers

American Button Machines: American Button Machines has donated their button design software, Build-A-Button. Visit www.AmericanButtonMachines.com/first-robot/ and use your Team’s code found in TIMS to get started!

AndyMark: This voucher is only for teams who opted out of the KOP Drive System. Voucher code is available in TIMS.

Inventables: Use your Team's code in TIMS to get $30 of free Inventables parts!

Software Downloads

For help designing circuit boards, Altium has donated their Designer Software

GitHub is offering free software hosting and collaboration tools for FRC Teams. Teams can request a free Silver Organization account from the GitHub Education page.

CAD Software (open the PDF for instructions):

PTC

Autodesk

SolidWorks

Analyze data with Tableau Professional. Use the code in TIMS for five copies per team.

GrabCAD Workbench is an easy web-based tool for managing and sharing CAD files of all types. Workbench is available to all FIRST teams at no charge. Sign up for a free trial then email sales@grabcad.com. Tell them the email address you registered with and how many seats you need.