The ABCs of FTC

There is so much to learn about FIRST, and we can’t wait to share it with you! This Guidebook is a resource to help new and rookie teams have a successful FIRST season.


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The FTC Guidebook is a resource to help new and rookie teams have a successful FIRST season. The ABC’s of FTC contains 14 chapters, each covering a different topic related to running a successful FTC team. The chapters are organized into three sections: “Team Management”, “Creating a Winning Robot”, and “Event Preparation and Competition”.

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