Recommended FIRST Choice & Voucher Items

FIRST Kit of Parts Website and Resources

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kit-of-parts#FIRSTChoice

This is a good place to start has lots of information on all the available options.

FIRST Choice Process 2018-2019

Flow Chart - https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/frc/2019FIRSTChoiceProcess.pdf

Dates: Round 1: Nov. 21st - Dec 5th,  2018         -         Round 2: Jan. 5th - Jan 10th, 2019

FIRST Choice Priority Lists

Full List of Recommended Items and Sample Lists: https://goo.gl/j8np7j

Sample Lists

Reason

Qty

Credits / Item

Total Credits

Young Team

Power Distribution Panel

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

200

200

Pneumatic Control Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

100

100

Voltage Regulator Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

50

50

Motor Controller: Talon SR

Controls motors with PWM, if you don't have enough speed controllers these are good enough at a reasonable credit amount, grab a couple

2

50

100

Variety Pack: WAGO Lever Nuts

Useful for connecting CAN wires, or quick repairs,, also can make it easier to power lights or other items off one PDP slot

1

10

10

WAGO lever nuts 10 AWG Box of 50

Useful for connecting CAN wires, or quick repairs,, also can make it easier to power lights or other items off one PDP slot

1

20

20

Motor 550

The only really useful motor in FIRST Choice this year, if you don't have the money to spend on 775pros/Redlines this is a reasonable option.

2

10

20

Hex hub kit 1/2 in.

May be useful for an intake system and it's reasonably cheap

2

10

20

Total:

520

Young Team + Pneumatics

Power Distribution Panel

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

200

200

Pneumatic Control Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

100

100

Pneumatic Solenoid Double Valve

This is how you control your pneumatic cylinders they connect to the PCM, if you are planning to use pneumatic you will need a few of these. Get 2

2

50

100

Variety Pack: WAGO Lever Nuts

Useful for connecting CAN wires, or quick repairs,, also can make it easier to power lights or other items off one PDP slot

1

10

10

Air Volume Tank 32 cu. in.

Storage tanks for your pneumatics system, if you are using pneumatics you will need them, you can also buy them from AndyMark but these don't cost you much

4

20

80

Parker Fitting Kit

You can always use more pneumatic fittings and when you have to buy them they can be expensive, start collecting them now.

2

50

100

Voltage Regulator Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

50

50

Pneumatic Tubing 50 ft.

Tubing isn't really expensive but it's nice to have more

1

10

10

Total:

650

Wait and See - There will be another round of FIRST Choice opening on kickoff, it's reasonable to get a few things and hold your credits for the next round.

Power Distribution Panel

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

200

200

Pneumatic Control Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

100

100

Voltage Regulator Module

useful for a practice bot or as a spare

1

50

50

Variety Pack: WAGO Lever Nuts

Useful for connecting CAN wires, or quick repairs, also can make it easier to power lights or other items off one PDP slot

1

10

10

Total:

360

Virtual Kit of Parts and Vouchers Webinar

Marshall from FRC#900 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0_nyd0oUZM&feature=youtu.be

Inventables ($100 Voucher)

Instructions

Automation Direct ($35 Voucher)

Instructions: https://library.automationdirect.com/free-first-voucher/

Pneumatics

Sensors

REV ($40 Voucher)

TE ($25 Samples)

TE Instructions Document: Link

TE Samples Instruction Video - https://www.te.com/usa-en/videos/corporate/sample-program-how-to.html

Make sure your account uses your FIRSTinspires.org login email address and that your company is listed as FRC####(your team number).

How much is $25 worth of samples?

We reached out to TE asking about how to price sample requests and this is what they told us.

“We don’t publish costs on the sample room.

If you submit a cart that breaks any of our rules, max quantity, dollar value ect it will route to a product manager for review and approval.”

TE Product Suggestions

AMP Power Series (Plug compatible with Anderson PowerPole and SB50)

45A AMP Power Series Sample Links

50A AMP Power Series Sample Links

Ferrules

Sample Order

Here is the order that Spectrum placed. Two of the items don’t say approved but they did send them to us. It may be possible to order more, we don’t really know since they don’t tell us how much we can order.

Clippard ($20 Voucher - shipping not included)

List of common FRC products from them- https://www.clippard.com/cms/wiki/clippard-proudly-supports-first

Plastic Air Volume Tank - $16.34 - https://www.clippard.com/part/AVT-PP-35

Armabot (One RS7 encoder, you have to pay shipping)

Instructions: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kit-of-parts#Armabot

Digikey (Likely on Kickoff, has been in previous years)

Part Name

Part Number

Link

Locking Housing, 2 Pin, Male

WM2900-ND

Digikey

Locking Housing, 2 Pin, Female

WM2533-ND

Digikey

Locking Housing, 3 Pin, Male

WM2901-ND

Digikey

Locking Housing, 3 Pin, Female

WM2534-ND

Digikey

Locking Housing, 4 Pin, Male

WM2902-ND

Digikey

Locking Housing, 4 Pin, Male

WM2535-ND

Digikey

Crimp Term Male

WM2517CT-ND

Digikey

Crimp Term Female

WM2510CT-ND

Digikey