Taking FIRST to new levels

Electronics Level 1

Electronics Level 1

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The Electronics Level 1 badge is designed for participants to learn about the wiring, sensors, schematics, motors, motor controllers, control system components and power used in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

This badge is organized into 6 topics. To earn the badge, participants must successfully complete all items in each topic.

Mentors will certify the participant knowledge using the downloadable rubric.

Wiring

Describe AWG as wire size and identify team wiring standards
Identify legal FRC wiring standards for current game
Join wires of the same wire size by splicing
Terminate wires with the proper connector
Correctly identify and use appropriate tool for splicing / crimping wires.

Sensors

Identify legal FRC sensors (switch, potentiometer, gyroscope, encoders) and the output type for each (analog/digital)

Schematics

Describe common symbols on a schematic wiring diagram

Motors/Motor Controllers

Identify FRC legal motors for the current game.
Identify FRC legal motor controllers for the current game.
Describe the difference in output between a spike and a motor controller.
Identify the publisher and official publication location of technical specifications for FRC legal motors and motor controllers.

Control System

Identify components of the control system including: roboRIO, Robot Signal Light, Power Distribution Panel, Pneumatic Control Module, Voltage Regulation Module, FRC Radio
Identify the publisher and official publication location of the technical specifications including: roboRIO, Power Distribution Panel, Pneumatic Control Module, Voltage Regulation Module.

Power

Identify the battery and battery size, weight and voltage.
Identify FRC legal main breaker and demonstrate how to operate.
Identify how to determine if a battery is fully charged with a measurement device.
Explain how batteries charge and discharge.
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