Robot Quick Build Overview

Robot Quick Build Sessions (RQBS) are sessions held (typically) right after kickoff to help teams jump-start their season by getting the base chassis put together with the help of veteran mentors.

The instructions used for RQBS can also be seen as sort of a "Quick start" guide to building your robot even if you did not attend one of these sessions.

For more complete instructions on building the KitBot, see the dedicated KitBot page.

Requred Materials

  • ToolsThe AM14U chassis documentation has a list of tools necessary for mechanical assembly. For electrical wiring  and board installation you will need: 
    • Wago Tool or other medium flat-head screwdriver
    • Very small flat-head screwdriver and Philips head screwdriver
    • 5mm Hex key (3/16” may work if metric is unavailable, but use carefully) and a 1/16” hex key
    • Wire cutters, strippers, and crimpers
    • 7/16” box end wrench or nut driver
    • 6 AWG wire crimper or vise to crimp compression lugs for the battery, PDP and 120A breaker.
    • USB A male to USB B male cable for imaging and programming the roboRIO 
    • Tool to cut 1/4"- 1/2" plywood board to appropriate size
    • Drill with 3/16” drill bit and Philips head bit
  • Materials: In addition to what is contained in the KoP, you will need:
    • ¼” – ½” Plywood control board (for exact sizes, see Installing Electrical Board for RQBS)
    • Pan Philips Head Machine Screws with nuts for electrical board attachment. Note: The AM14U kit may have a small number of extra
      • Option 1 requires (8) 10-32 x 1in and (4) 10-32 x 1.5in
      • Option 2 requires (4) 10-32 x 1in 

Basic Steps

The basic steps to get a running robot using the Robot Quick Build style are:

  • Assemble AM14U chassis (this can be done in parallel with wiring below)
  • Cut electronics Board
  • Wire electronics board according to Wiring the FRC Control System until you reach the red text telling you to stop (after installing Circuit Breakers)
  • Install Electronics Board on Robot
  • Finish Wiring

Quick Build complete! Proceed to Getting Started with the Control System (skip wiring) to get your Control System up and running to program your robot.