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    First Robotics

    Robotiques First Québec

     

    Mission 

    Favoriser l’Inspiration et la Reconnaissance des Sciences et de la Technologie (FIRST) auprès des jeunes du Québec, en les engageant dans un programme innovant de mentorat en robotique qui s’appuie sur l’expertise d’ingénieurs, d’universitaires et d’autres membres de la communauté, tout en promouvant un modèle de vie équilibré et enrichissant, et en développant des compétences et aptitudes incontournables : la confiance en soi, la communication, le travail d’équipe, le professionnalisme et le leadership.

     

    Vision 

     

    «Nous créons un monde où les sciences et la technologie sont célébrées et où les jeunes participants rêvent de devenir les futurs créateurs et innovateurs du Québec de demain.» Laurent Beaudoin, Président du CA de Bombardier Inc. et de Robotique FIRST Québec.

     

      Méthodologie 

      

    Engagez les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année/CEGEP (âgés de 4 à 18 ans) dans des programmes de recherche et de robotique, guidé par des mentors, qui les aident à devenir des leaders scientifiques et technologiques, ainsi que des contributeurs positif à la société. 

      

    FIRST fonctionne parce que nos programmes utilisent des stratégies connues pour accroître l'intérêt des étudiants envers STIM : apprentissage pratique, travail en équipe sur des problèmes de la vie réelle, exposition à des carrières, accent mis sur les valeurs fondamentales de FIRST et une célébration culminante où les étudiants peuvent présenter ce qu'ils ont créé et appris.  

     
     
    Les participants de FIRST développent également des compétences en travail d'équipe, en résolution de problèmes et en communication, les préparant à réussir à l'école et sur le marché du travail, quel que soit le chemin qu'ils empruntent. 

     

      Fondateur 

      

    Dean Kamen est un inventeur prolifique, un entrepreneur et un défenseur infatigable de la science et de la technologie. Sa passion et sa détermination à aider les jeunes à découvrir l'excitation et les récompenses de la science et de la technologie sont les pierres angulaires de FIRST. Depuis plus de 30 ans, Kamen a résolument dirigé la croissance de FIRST où il est maintenant universellement reconnu comme le principal programme d'engagement STIM à but non lucratif pour les enfants du monde entier. 

      

      

    Dean Kamen with FIRST student 

    Dean Kamen speaking at podium 

      

      Sur FIRST 

      

    FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) est une communauté de robotique qui prépare les jeunes à l'avenir grâce à une série de compétitions de robotique inclusifs en équipe pour les 4-18 ans (PreK-12) qui peuvent être animés à l'école ou dans des événements parascolaires structurés. Soutenu par un système de soutien mondial de bénévoles, d'éducateurs et de sponsors qui incluent plus de 200 des entreprises Fortune 500, les équipes opèrent sous un ensemble de valeurs fondamentales FIRST pour mener des recherches, collecter des fonds, concevoir, construire et présenter leurs réalisations lors des défis annuels . 

      

    Une organisation internationale à but non lucratif (501(c)(3)) fondée par l'inventeur accompli Dean Kamen en 1989, FIRST a un impact prouvé sur l'apprentissage, l'intérêt et le développement des compétences STIM bien au-delà du lycée. Les anciens des programmes FIRST ont accès à des bourses exclusives, à des stages et à d'autres opportunités qui créent des liens et ouvrent des voies vers une grande variété de carrières. 

      

    En savoir plus sur le  impact of FIRST  ou  download our FAQs. 

      

     FIRST - Valeurs fondamentales 

     

    La conception d’un robot exige un travail de précision et de haute qualité, la concurrence en tournoi est féroce et l’apprentissage difficile. Grâce au professionnalisme coopératif tous les participants se traitent avec respect et s’entraident tout au long du processus. Tous les programmes FIRST s’appuient sur des valeurs à long terme, qui aident à la poursuite d’une vie plus équilibrée et qui encouragent plus d’implication dans la société, tout en jouissant de la satisfaction d’agir avec respect et intégrité.

    • Inspiration
    • Reconnaissance
    • Professionnalisme coopératif
    • Respect
    • Inclusion
    • Sécurité

     
    Professionnalisme gracieux® 

      

    Dr. Woodie Flowers (1943 - 2019), président émérite et conseiller distingué de l'EAB, a inventé le terme "Gracious Professionalism®". 

      Le professionnalisme courtois fait partie de la philosophie de FIRST. C'est une façon de faire les choses qui encourage un travail de haute qualité, met l'accent sur la valeur des autres et respecte les individus et la communauté. 

      Avec le professionnalisme gracieux, la concurrence féroce et le gain mutuel ne sont pas des notions distinctes. Les professionnels aimables apprennent et rivalisent comme des fous, mais se traitent les uns les autres avec respect et gentillesse. Ils évitent de traiter quiconque comme des perdants. Pas de discours dur à la poitrine, mais pas de platitudes douces et collantes non plus. La connaissance, la compétition et l'empathie sont confortablement mélangées. 

      À long terme, le professionnalisme gracieux fait partie de la poursuite d'une vie significative. On peut ajouter à la société et profiter de la satisfaction de savoir qu'on a agi avec intégrité et sensibilité. 

     

     
    Coopération® 

     

     La Coopération® produit de l'innovation. Chez FIRST, Coopertition fait preuve d'une gentillesse et d'un respect sans réserve face à une concurrence féroce. La coopération est fondée sur le concept et sur une philosophie selon laquelle les équipes peuvent et doivent s'entraider et coopérer entre elles même lorsqu'elles sont en compétition. 

     La cooptation consiste à apprendre de ses coéquipiers. C'est enseigner aux coéquipiers. C'est apprendre des mentors. Et c'est gérer et être géré. La cooptation signifie toujours rivaliser, mais aider et permettre aux autres quand vous le pouvez. 

     

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    12V Lead Acid Battery Set of 2

    #am-3062
    $145.00
    (3 En stock)

    The SLA1116 is a 12 Volt, 18 amp-hour sealed lead acid battery with nut and bolt connector. The batteries will be packed within a 7"x7"x7" box (aka: interior box). A layer packing material surrounds the interior box, within a 9"x9"x9" box. The entire weight of this double box packing assembly will be approximately 29 pounds. 

     

    These premium batteries are AGM (absorbent glass mat) type sealed lead-acid batteries. AGM batteries use thin glass fibers interwoven into a mat. This helps to make the battery spill-proof, as the fibers containing the glass mat gradually absorbs the acid composition. As a result, AGM batteries have fewer hazardous material limitations.

     

    AGM’s unique composition allows the batteries to produce high currents and longer life span. The technology also minimizes internal resistance and helps the battery to survive low temperatures. Specific models of AGM product will allow users to benefit from AGM’s deep-cycling capability. It also offers a charging speed that is 5x faster than conventional flooded deep-cycle batteries.
     

    AGM ADVANTAGES
    • Less prone to sulfation - (Topping off charges typically only required every three months).
    • High on-demand power, Low internal resistance & responsive to demand load.
    • Longer/ better cycles & efficient usage life than conventional flooded systems.
    • Up To 5X Faster charging capacity (Compared to conventional flooded battery technology).
    • Stands up well to cold temperature.
    • Vibration resistance due to sandwich construction.
    • Spill proof through acid encapsulation in matting technology.
    • Eco-friendly, has less electrolyte and lead compared to conventional flooded type batteries.
     

    AGM CONSIDERATIONS
    • Higher cost than conventional batteries.
    • Must be stored in charged condition (less critical than conventional flooded batteries).
    • AGM batteries are sensitive to overcharging

    Two (2) batteries are shipped within one box for this price.

     

     

    Specifications

    • AMP Hours: 18
    • Life Expectancy: 100% Depth of Discharge: 200 Cycles, 80% Depth of Discharge: 225 Cycles, 50% Depth of Discharge: 500 Cycles
    • Life Span: 3-5 years in float service application, 1-2 years in competition robotics at peak performance, but longer as a practice or demo battery
    • Manufacturer: Interstate Batteries
    • Manufacturer Part #: SLA1116
    • Size: 7.1 in. long x 3.0 in. wide x 6.58 in. tall
    • Style: Sealed Lead Acid
    • Voltage: 12V DC
    • Weight: 12.5 lbs each battery

    Documents

    Guide(s)

    Interstate Batteries SLA1116 User Guide.pdf

    AM14U5 - 6 Wheel Drop Center Robot Drive Base - FIRST Kit of Parts Chassis

    #am-14U5
    $999.00
    (1 En stock)

    Want to learn what you can change and accomplish with the AM14U5? Start here for a look at all the things this frame can do for you.



    A large format, infinitely configurable drive platform is designed and built with performance in mind. You are getting a drive chassis that has three main configurations (Long, Square & Wide) as starting options. The drop center wheel allows for smoother turning ability, while maintaining stability.

     

    Perfect for prototyping robotic applications as well as being part of the final design!

     

    The 5th major upgrade to this chassis with many more minor revisions. Our AM14U family of products have built upon the lessons learned since the first AM14U was designed in 2013.  And it was a major upgrade to the C-base chassis that was part of the FIRST Kit of Parts since 2009.

     

    This is the "AM" - "ONE" - "FOR" - "YOU"!

     

    This product ships as an un-assembled kit. It features HiGrip Wheels, Toughbox Mini Gearboxes, and Gates HTD Belts.

     

    Shipping Box Size: 34 in. x 7 in. x 7 in.

     

    Assembly and cutting of aluminum is required. See the Assembly Videos below.

     

    If this chassis is being used for the FIRST Robotics Competition, please consider the robot perimeter rules and size this chassis accordingly. The manual helps clearly show where to make cuts for different sizes, you can adapt your cuts to fit as needed.

     

    NOTE: This chassis DOES NOT include the following as there are many options for each case:

     

    • CIM motors (am-0255)
    • Bumper Hardware Mount Kit (am-3966)
      • Recommended method to mount bumpers to this chassis.
    • Vertical Battery Mount Kit (am-3964a)
      • Recommended method for Battery mounting to this chassis.

     

    Various Frame Size Configurations:

     

    Built on the same great features of previous AM14U family chassis, this can be configured into many different perimeter, wheel, and gearbox configurations. There are literally thousands of possible playing configurations.

     

    • Smallest Frame size: 24.3 in. x 27 in.
    • Largest Frame size: 32.3 in. x 31 in.

     

    It is shipped as a Kit with plates that can build in a large square configuration. This makes it the largest possible size and allows for the user to trim the length and width of the chassis to become a long, wide, or a smaller square to fit different the size constraints of each specific year. The assembly instructions show how it can be changed, be sure to check out the assembly videos as well.

     

    Multiple Wheel And Build Configuration Options:

     

    For even more wheel and build configurations, check out our AM14U4 & AM14U5 Wheel Upgrades!

    Encoder Options:

     

    The AM14U5 does not include encoders. The Toughbox Mini gearboxes included in the AM14U5 ship with an output shaft (am-2566b) that has two holes in the end for optional included 1/4" diameter steel dowels (am-1323) that are compatible with the US Digital E4T Encoder (am-3132) and the REV Through Bore Encoder (am-4650). Teams also have the option of purchasing a magnetic dowel (am-3505) to replace the steel dowel allowing the use of the SRX Magnetic Encoder (am-3445). In order to use this encoder on the Toughbox Mini, our SRX Magnetic Encoder Mounting Hardware Kit (am-3565) must also be used to mount each encoder.

     

    Assembly Video Guides

     

    Components in this Bundle:

    • 2 - AM14U5 Inside Plate (am-3922a)
    • 2 - AM14U Family End Plate (am-3920)
    • 2 - AM14U5 Outside Plate (am-3921a)
    • 6 - HiGrip Wheels (am-0940b)
    • 2 - Toughbox Mini (am-14U5_T22)
    • 2 - 1/2 in. Churro (am-2974)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 160 Tooth (am-2266)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 120 Tooth (am-2704)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 131 Tooth (am-2571)
    • 20 - 1/4-20 x 0.75 in. Slotted Indented Hex Thread Cutting Screw (am-1591)
    • 4 - 3/8-16 x 4.25 in. Hex Head Bolt (am-1297)
    • 4 - 3/8-16 Nylock Nut (am-1054)
    • 2 - 0.57 in. ID 0.505 in. OD 1.125 in. Hex Spacer Plastic (am-1305)
    • 4 - 0.28 in. ID 0.382 in. OD 0.518 in. Spacer (am-1306)
    • 4 - 0.380 in. ID 0.750 in. OD 0.850 in. Long Spacer (am-1307)
    • 24 - 10-32 x 0.5 in. Socket Head Cap Screw (am-1002)
    • 24 - 10-32 Nylock Nut (am-1042)
    • 8 - 1/2 in. Churro (am-2569)
    • 8 - 42 Tooth 5 mm HTD 15 mm Wide Bearing Bore Plastic Pulley (am-2234a)
    • 2 - AndyMark Hub (am-4124)
    • 50 - 10-12 x 1.25 in. Self Piercing Hex Head Cap Screw (am-1592)
    • 8 - 3/8 in. Round ID Shielded Bearing (1614ZZ) (am-0209)
    • 2 - 1/2 in. Round ID Flanged Shielded Bearing (FR8ZZ) (am-0030)

    Control Options:

    To control this drive, you will need a power and control system like the Electronic Bundles kit, robo-RIO, Spark Max, 4 CIM motors, and PDP (BCRX4CP). Many options are available!

    The chassis requires a minimum of two CIM style motors (am-0255), but we recommend four CIMs to be competitive in situations like heavy robots, high traction, and pushing match situations that put a lot of load on the motors. You will also need at least one battery. We recommend the 2 Pack of Interstate Batteries (am-3062), and the 3 Bank 6 Amp Dual Pro RS3 Charger (am-2026). There are many options available here as well, take your pick!

     

    Specifications

    • Center Drop Distance: 0.140 in. for Long Configuration, 0.07 in. for Wide Configuration
    • Ratio: 10.75:1
    • Weight: 31 lbs

    Documents

    Don't see what you need?

    See_all_our_guides,_drawings_and_CAD_files_here

    Guide(s)

    AM14U5_UserGuide_2022.pdf

    AndyMark Hex Hub (am-4124) - Quality Issue Resolution.pdf

    CAD File(s)

    am-14U5 Long Chassis.STEP

    am-14U5 Wide Chassis.STEP

    am-14U5 Square Chassis.STEP

    AM14U5 Frame Only

    #am-14U5_FO
    $299.00

    This chassis is the FRAME ONLY portion of the 2022 FRC Kit of Parts chassis, the AM14U5. This product ships as an un-assembled kit and does not include the gearboxes, belts, wheels or motors.



    Various Configurations:


    Built on the same great features of previous AM14U family chassis, this can be configured into many different perimeter, wheel, and gearbox configurations. There are literally thousands of possible playing configurations. 



    It is shipped as a Kit with plates that can build its large square configuration, without any components reduced in length. This makes it the largest possible size and allows for the user to trim the length and width of the chassis to become a long or wide version that fits into different size constraints of each specific year. The assembly instructions show how it can be changed, be sure to check out the assembly videos as well.



    Box Size: 7 in. x 7 in. x 34 in. 


    Included Hardware:

     

     

    Documents

     

    CAD File(s)

    AM14U5 Frame Only.STEP

    Don't see what you need?

    See_all_our_guides,_drawings_and_CAD_files_here

    Climber in a Box - 2 Stage

    #am-4668
    $324.00
    (7 En stock)

    The AndyMark Climber in a Box is a robust, lightweight, configurable and affordable solution for climbing challenges historically present in FRC end game periods. The design of Climber in a Box has been inspired by many team designs along the way including 254 and 2056. The final prototype for this climber was developed in partnership with FRC Team 3940 CyberTooth for the 2020/2021 Infinite Recharge season. This mechanism has been battle tested with hundreds of climbs on a full weight FRC Robot without failures, both in development and real match play. Available in single and two stage configurations, this product should help teams of all levels elevate their team's performance at competitions.

     

    This product uses a "spring out, winch back" powertrain strategy, using off-the-shelf 3.5lb constant force springs to raise the included Hook Kit, and 3mm Dyneema Rope to retract it with the included Winch Kit. Simply unspool the included rope using a planetary gearbox to raise the hook(s), drive the robot up to the bar, and winch it back to elevate your robot. The AndyMark Climber in a Box does not include a motor or gearbox, but is compatible with many off-the-shelf planetary gearboxes on the market that have a 2" bolt circle mounting pattern and support a 2" long 1/2" hex output shaft, including the highly durable blue Sport Gearboxes.

     

    The bearing kits within this product are designed to go from 2" square 1/16" wall aluminum tubing, down to a 1" square 1/16" wall tube, with a 1.5" square 1/16" wall tube in between for the 2 stage flavor of this product. A combination of durable 608 bearings and custom molded plastic components provide the bearing surfaces for a free-flowing telescoping tube mechanism with no 3D printed parts. Each stage has a maximum travel of 24.5."

     

    The AndyMark Climber in a Box is an unassembled kit of everything you need (besides a gearmotor) that is designed to not require any precision machining in order to make your FRC robot climb. The plates included within the Hook Kit, Bearing Kits and Winch Kit are all designed to be assembled and used as drill guides for match drilling their mounting locations onto the aluminum tubes. Each tube is pre-cut to a 30" length so no cutting of the tubes is required to achieve maximum travel.

     

    Watch the teaser video here

    navX2-MXP Robotics Navigation Sensor

    #71042
    $130.00
    (0 En stock)

    BRAND NEW NEXT-GENERATION SENSOR NOW AVAILABLE - leveraging new sensors and state-of-the-art algorithms to deliver a leap forward in accuracy and performance.

     

    “Generation 2” navX2-MXP is a drop-in replacement for “Classic” navX-MXP, adding significant performance enhancements. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information about navX2-MXP's new and enhanced capabilities.

    navX2 MXP 4.1

     

    Key specifications include:

    • 9-Axis Inertial/Magnetic Sensor (Gyro / Accelerometer / Magnetometer)
    • Intelligent Motion Processor
    • RoboRIO Expansion I/O
    • Check out all the features

    Many capabilities:

    • Field-oriented drive, auto-balancing, collision detection, motion detection, auto-rotate-to-angle, linear velocity vectors and more…
    • 10 Digital I/Os, 4 Analog Inputs, 2 Analog Outputs, and TTL UART / I2C / SPI ports.
    • Easily installed via RoboRIO’s MXP Expansion connector or USB port.
    • C++, Java and LabView libraries and sample application code simplify integration.
    • Existing navX-MXP users can upgrade easily.
    • Free software libraries & example code are available for easy integration and use.

    What's New and Improved in navX2-MXP

    • Significantly improved yaw accuracy and stability, even during Extreme inertial events. navX2-MXP features very high-accuracy orientation (yaw/pitch/roll), with minimal yaw drift of ~0.5 degree per minute when moving, and < 0.2 degrees/hour when still. navX2-MXP is incredibly stable, and averages a yaw drift of only 2 degrees per DAY when still. navX2-MXP's new Industrial-class ISM330DHCX IMU sensor handles high rotation (4000 degree/second) and impact (16G, operates in higher temperature environments and can survive extreme shock events (20,000G).
    • Rapid (5-second) auto-calibrating startup.
    • navX2-MXP features an upgraded 180Mhz 32-bit floating-point ARM processor, the new sensors, and new state-of-the-art software algorithms which take navX technology to the next level, including a blazing-fast 416-Khz Kalman Filter, enhanced sensor calibration and algorithms which fuse gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer data into a “9-axis heading”.
    • As a result of these upgrades, the accuracy of Velocity Vector Measurements and Displacement Estimates is also improved.

    More technical details are available in the navX2 MXP technical specifications and there's even more information at navX2-MXP Online.

    Performance Pneumatics Kit

    #am-2979
    $1295.00
    (En stock)

    This is the next step in a pneumatics package, which gives you all the parts you need for an entire system to push 7" stroke cylinders (included). And creates pressurized air in a safe, manageable manner for mobile robots.
     


    Entire list of Hardware:

    • One - Viair air compressor pump
    • Two - 20 meters of Pneumatic tubing, 1/4" od, polyurethane, black
    • Two - 574ml Plastic Air Tank
    • Four - Bracket for mounting Air Tank
    • Two - Valve, pneumatic, single solenoid, CKD 4GA110-M5-E01-4
    • Two - Valve, pneumatic, double solenoid, CKD 4GA120-M5-E01-4
    • Twelve - M5 Pisco Fitting for 1/4" press-in tube, POC1/4-M5
    • Two - NCME075-0700 SMC Air Cylinder, 3/4" bore, 7" stroke
    • One - Ball Valve, 1/4" NPT Male x Female, Lever Handle, Chrome Plated
    • One - Norgren pressure regulator and bracket
    • Two - Norgren pressure gauge
    • One - Norgren pressure relief valve
    • One - Nason pressure switch
    • Seven - 1/4" NPT straight press-in fitting
    • Thirteen - 1/8" NPT straight press-in fitting
    • Five - Union Tee, 1/4" tube
    • Two - 1/8 NPT Plug
    • Four - 1/8 to 1/4 NPT Nipple
    • Ten - 1/8" NPT flow control
    • Three - Bulkhead fitting
    • Thirteen - 1/8" NPT elbow press-in fitting
    • Three - PTFE Tape Roll
    • Five - 1/8" NPT Y fitting with 2 tubing ports
    • Four - Stright Y, 1/4" Tube Press-In
    • Two - 1/4 NPT Plug
    • Two - Brass Y, 1/8" NPT, 2 Female, 1 Male
    • Four - Brass Hex Nipple, 1/8" NPT
    • Two - Brass Hex Nipple, 1/4" NPT
    • Eight - Elbow, 1/4" Tube press-in, 1/4" NPT male
    • Five - Valve, 1/8 NPT, 1/4 push-in fitting
    • Three - 1/8" NPT cross fitting with 4 ports: 3 female and 1 male
    • Three - 1/4" - 1/8" NPT adapter fitting
    • Two - In-Line Flow Control, 1/4" Tube press-in

    roboRIO 2.0

    #am-3000a
    $725.00
    (4 En stock)

    NOTE: This product is not included in any Sales or Discounts.

     

    The NI roboRIO 2.0 is new for the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition. The most up to date information, and technical specifics, will be published by NI when they become available. For more roboRIO support for FIRST Robotics Competition teams, visit ni.com/frc

    This device is designed specifically with FIRST in mind. The announcement of the roboRIO 2.0 on the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog, discusses all the new features to expect.

    VMX FRC Training Bot

    #74000
    Demander un devis

    The Studica VMX FRC-compatible Training Bot (FRC Trainer) is a smaller, sturdy, lightweight, and less expensive robot than your typical FRC robot. If you have a large FRC team, often only a handful of students get to learn how to create and program your team’s costly competition robot.  The FRC Trainer solves this problem and is ideal for groups of two to three to participate in hands-on learning in a classroom environment.  Schools can equip their labs with multiple FRC Trainers, benefiting from the great value and compact size. Students can even take it home with them! 

    This affordable solution is intended for:

    • FRC teams that want to learn and train on a smaller and more affordable robot,
    • Schools looking for a way to teach FRC robotics in the classroom.
    • Schools that want to teach coding in the classroom through robotics.

    The FRC-compatible Trainer is an intelligent and autonomous robot that uses the VMX Advanced Robotics Controller which can be programmed in C++ and Java.  VMX’s multitude of modern digital communications interfaces and Linux-based operating system allow users to directly access most modern devices (e.g., Intel RealSense tracking and depth cameras and LIDAR).