Help Spread the Contagious Enthusiasm! Donate Today! Help Spread the
Donate Today!
PayPal Verified
We're a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Learn more ››

Document Library

One of the key components of FIRST is the collaboration between teams to share knowledge. Unlike traditional sports, in which one only cares about his or her own team, FIRST stresses gracious professionalism among teams. In order to help other FIRST teams, our students and mentors have written several articles and white papers to assist other teams. In addition to the white papers that were written by our team, we have included links to a few "must-read" white papers that encompass everything from people's experiences in FIRST to digital copies of newspaper articles that have featured our team. Finally, we have also included many older archived FIRST documents here as well.

Note: FIRST has granted our team permission to post official FIRST media here as digital archived materials in our Document Library pages. All official FIRST documents, brochures, and materials are copyright by FIRST. All rights reserved.

Page Navigation:


Cost Effective Robotics: Using Vex in FRC White Paper

Document Icon

Written by Arthur Dutra, a student of Team 228, this white paper explores how Vex can energize and revamp your FRC team, especially if your team lacks the money, resources, and/or storage space to build multiple practice robots or a large portion of the playing field.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 vex robot whitepaper

FIRST Testimonials

Document Icon

Learn more about the impact that FIRST has on its students, alumni, parents, mentors, volunteers, engineers, and sponsors directly from its participants, including Andy Baker, John V-Neun, Dave Lavery, Rich Kressly and many more.

Author: ChiefDelphi White Paper
Tags: chiefdelphi whitepaper

2005 Championship Scouting Flyer

Document Icon

Download the scouting flyer used by Team 228 at the 2005 Championship Event. During most of the event, we ranked among the top three teams in Archimedes Division, which was widely regarded as the a "powerhouse" division.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 championship competition scouting

2005 FRC Game Manual

Document Icon

Essentially a large Tic-Tac-Toe game, the 2005 game was the beginning of a brand new era for FIRST - the era of 3v3 alliances. This game was quite simple in concept: take tetrahedral-shaped playing field objects, known as tetras, and place them atop nine large tetrahedral shaped goals.

Author: FIRST
Tags: 2005 gamemanual

Team Informational Handout

Document Icon

Download our 2005 Team Informational Handout, which was distributed out to hundreds of people through our many community outreach and promote FIRST activities.

Author: Arthur Dutra
Tags: 2005 promotefirst flyer

Team Buttons: 2005

Document Icon

View and download our team button designs from the 2005 competition season. To date, 2005 represented our more diverse year of button designs, with over a dozen different buttons.

Author: Jessica Morin, Jaime Bird
Tags: 2005 buttons pepclub competition

Page Navigation:


Stay Informed! Follow us:

Team 228 is a proud member of

Jump to:


1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 animation banner buildseason buttons championship chiefdelphi competition flyer font fun game gamemanual gamepiece gusworld history howto lunacy newsletter newspaper pepclub promotefirst regional robot scouting sound soundtrack story team utcnewengland vex whitepaper

›› View all document tags.