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    FTC Starter Kit (2023-2024)

    The FTC Starter Kit from Studica Robotics is a robust training kit that allows students to create, build, and prototype their own robot designs, making it an ideal solution for hands-on STEM learning activities and prepping students for robotics competitions like FTC. This kit includes many parts for building a robot for competitions.

     

    FTC Teams are eligible to purchase one kit at a heavily discounted price.  To apply for the discount please click the link below.

     

    FTC Team Special Price - $585

     

     

    Students can use components from the Starter Kit to build a robot of their own design.  Examples of the Starter Kit with customization are shown above in our images and video.

    MFR Part #: 70404
    $779.00
    Availability: In stock

    Why Choose the FTC Starter Kit?

    Want to prepare your students for robotics competitions like FTC? The Studica Robotics FTC Starter Kit is the perfect choice. This comprehensive kit provides students with items needed to create, build, and prototype their unique robot designs. It includes high-quality, structurally sound, and safe components such as U-Channels, flat beams, square beams, brackets, electronics, and various accessories. With these top-notch parts, students can confidently develop innovative robots, making it an ideal solution for hands-on STEM learning activities and gearing up for robotics competitions.

    Strong & Safe

    Studica Robotics channel components, such as U-Channels, brackets, and plates, are made from 6061-T6 aluminum that is 3mm thick, polished, and anodized.

    These channel components are smoothed to remove any rough edges, no need to worry about anyone cutting their hands or wires getting spliced during operation.

    Versatility & Efficiency

    The patented Studica Robotics hole pattern is smart and highly versatile: it is compatible with many brands and offers additional possibilities.

    Studica Robotics Structure offers versatility with the ability to position pieces at 16 different angles.

    • Add parts together in more ways than just straight or at 90° degrees.
    • Our hole design allows you to position pieces at up to 16 different angles.
    • Quickens the building process by eliminating the need for additional cutting and drilling.

    Resources Available:

    The Starter Kit features many parts, allowing for a competitive robot to be built. 

    Included in the kit:

    • U-Channel
    • Low Profile U-Channel
    • Flat Beams
    • Square Beams
    • Flats
    • Brackets
    • Mounts for Motors and Servos
    • Axles
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Standoffs
    • Assortment of Screws and Nuts
    • Gears
    • Pulleys 
    • Belts
    • Wheels
    • Bushings
    • Bearings
    • Couplings
    • Collars
    • Spacers
    • High-resolution encoders
    • Servos
    • Battery and Charger
    • Tools
    • Storage Bin

    FTC Starter Kit - Parts List

    (Download to View FTC Starter Kit Parts List as PDF)

    Note: 3D CAD files for all parts are available at www.studica.com/studica-robotics-resources 

     

    Name

    Part #

    Qty

    Image

    Electronics & Accessories

    Zip Ties

    70010

    100

    image

    Toolbox

    70055

    1

    image

    2.5mm Hex Driver

    70142

    1

    image

    Hex Key Metric 7 Piece

    Set

    70144-7

    1

    image

    5.5mm Wrench

    70145

    1

    image

    Rubber Grommet

    76504

    10

    image

    U-Channel Bumper

    76505

    4

    image

    Rubber Foot

    76506

    4

    image

     NeveRest 

    Orbital Gearmotor

    am-4609b

    2

    image

    NeveRest Classic 40

    am-2964b

    2

    image

    NeveRest Motor REV

    Expansion Hub

    Encoder Cable

    am-3926a

    4

    image

    Servo Extension Cable

    – 450mm

    70188

    2

    image

    Servo Y Connector

    70189

    2

    image

    12V 3000mAh Battery

    39057

    1

    image

    XT30 to Tamiya Adapter

    70179

    1

    image

    Battery Charger

    41399

    1

    image

    Multi-Mode Smart Servo

    75002

    2

    image

    Multi-Mode Smart Servo 200

    75007

    2

    image

    Smart Servo Programmer

    75003

    1

    image

    AA Battery Holder

    75004

    1

    image

    U-Channel

    432mm U-Channel

    76010

    2

    image

    384mm U-Channel

    76011

    1

    image

    240mm U-Channel

    76014

    2

    image

    192mm U-Channel

    76015

    2

    image

    96mm U-Channel

    76017

    2

    image

    48mm U-Channel

    76018

    4

    image

    Flat Beams

    288mm Flat Beam

    76043

    2

    image

    L Beams

    96mm L-Beam

    76117

    2

    image

    Square Beams

    288mm Square Beam

    76103

    2

    image

    144mm Square Beam

    76106

    2

    image

    192mm x 96mm Flat Bracket

    76066

    2

    image

    144mm x 40mm Flat Bracket

    76064

    2

    image

    96mm x 40mm Flat Bracket

    76065

    2

    image

    Irregular Brackets

    96mm Adjustable Flat Bracket

    76083

    2

    image

    Inside U Bracket

    76086

    4

    image

    L Bracket

    76087

    4

    image

    Inside L Bracket

    76089

    6

    image

    Battery Clip

    76088

    2

    image

    Mounting Plates and Servo Attachments

    Motor Mount Plate

    76140

    2

    image

    Orbital Mount Plate

    76138

    2

    image

    Motor Mount Clamp

    Kit

    76141

    2

    image

    End Piece Plate

    76143

    6

    image

    Servo Standard Mount

    76144

    1

    image

    Servo Flat Mount

    76145

    2

    image

    Servo Offset Mount

    76146

    2

    image

    Servo Hub Pro

    76152

    3

    image

    Servo Arm

    76151

    2

    image

    Servo Hub 25T to 6mm

    76149

    2

    image

    Axles, and Rack & Pinion

    6mm x 70mm D-Shaft

    76160

    6

    image

    6mm x 96mm D-Shaft

    76161

    6

    image

    6mm x 140mm D-Shaft

    76164

    6

    image

    Rack & Pinion Set

    76170

    1

    image

    Standoffs

    42mm Standoff

    76180

    12

    image

    25mm Male to Female Standoff

    76184

    12

    image

    25mm Standoff

    76182

    12

    image

    Screws and Nuts

    M3 x 8mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    76200

    200

    image

    M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    76201

    200

    image

    M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    76202

    100

    image

    M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screw

    76203

    100

    image

    M3 x 20mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    76209

    50

    image

    M3 Kep Nut

    76204

    200

    image

    M3 Nyloc Nut

    76205

    100

    image

    Gears, Pulleys, and Belts

    32 Tooth Gear

    76220

    2

    image

    64 Tooth Gear

    76221

    2

    image

    30 Tooth Bevel Gear

    76219

    4

    image

    13 Tooth Bevel Gear

    76223

    2

    image

    26 Tooth Bevel Gear

    76224

    2

    image

    30 Tooth GT2 Pulley

    76451

    1

    image

    20 Tooth GT2 Pulley

    76450

    2

    image

    3mm GT2 Idler

    76455

    1

    image

    1000mm GT2 Timing Belt Open

    76464

    2

    image

    Belt Clamp

    76456

    2

    image

    160mm Closed Loop

    Belt

    76465

    2

    image

    Wheels

    100mm Drive Wheel

    76262

    4

    image

    100mm Omni Wheel

    76260

    2

    image

    Bushings, Bearings, Collars and Spacers

    6mm Shaft Hub

    76284

    4

    image

    Clamping Shaft Hub

    76281

    2

    image

    Light Weight Shaft Hub

    76282

    8

    image

    Enhanced Wheel Hub

    Kit

    76291

    2

    image

    14mm Flange Bearing

    76302

    24

    image

    Face Bearing Block

    76299

    2

    image

    8mm Bronze Bushing

    76300

    12

    image

    Collar

    76304

    6

    image

    Collar Clamp

    76320

    6

    image

    1mm Shaft Spacer

    76305

    24

    image

    2mm Shaft Spacer

    76306

    24

    image

    5mm Shaft Spacer

    76307

    12

    image

    20mm Shaft Spacer

    76308

    6

    image

    Build Guide: How to Build a Pushbot with the FTC Starter Kit

    The FTC Starter Kit from Studica Robotics includes all the items needed to complete this pushbot build. This kit is available at https://www.studica.com/studica-robotics/studica-robotics-ftc-starter-kit-2023-2024

    These build instructions will walk you through the steps of building your pushbot robot.


    Here is an example of what the completed pushbot will look like.

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    Table of Contents:

    • Parts Needed from FTC Starter Kit List:
      • Structure 
      • Motion 
      • Hardware 
         
    • Pushbot Building Instructions:
    • Frame Assembly 
    • Motion Components 
    • Final Assembly 
    • Adding Controller and Battery 
    • Code for FTC (Blocks) 


    Parts Needed from FTC Starter Kit List:

    Structure:

    Description

    Part #

    Quantity

    432mm U-Channel

    76010

    2

    240mm U-Channel

    76014

    2

    192mm U-Channel

    76015

    2

    End Piece Plate (2 Pack)

    76143-2

    4

    Motor Mount Plate

    76140

    2

    U-Channel Bumper (4 Pack)

    76505-4

    4

    192mm x 96mm Flat Bracket
    (2 Pack)

    76066-2

    2

    Battery Clip (2 pack)

    76088-2

    2

     

    Motion:

    Description

    Part #

    Quantity

    NeveRest Classic 40 Gearmotor
    View larger image of NeveRest Classic 40 Gearmotor

    am-2964b

    2

    6mm x 96mm D-Shaft (6 pack)

    76161-6

    4

    100mm Drive Wheel. 50A, 25mm, ½” Inner Hex, Blue

    76262

    2

    Omni Wheel (100mm, Double Plastic, w/6mm Hub)

    76260

    2

    6mm D-Shape Collar Clamp

    76320

    4

    Clamping Shaft Hub – v2

    76280

    2

    Flanged Ball Bearing 6mm ID, 14mm OD, 15mm FOD (12 pack)
     

    76302-12

    8

    30 Tooth Bevel Gear, 1 to 1 Set (2 Pack)
     

    76219-2

    4

     

    Hardware:

    Description

    Part #

    1mm Thick 3M Screw Spacer (25 Pack)

    76309-25

    2mm Thick 3M Screw Spacer (25 Pack)

    76310-25

    M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw (100 pack)

    76201-100

    M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screw

    76202-100

    Me x 10mm Button Head Cap Screw (50 Pack)

    76203-50

    M3 Kep Nut (Pack of 100)

    76204-100

     

    Pushbot Building Instructions:

    Frame Assembly:

    1. Screw two End Piece Plates to the ends of the 192mm U-Channel. Use the M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screws
      1. Repeat for other 192mm U-Channel
      2. Note: The 240mm U-channels are listed in the component list. With the SR FTC Starter Kit, you can choose to build your drivebase in a variety of ways. The 192mm U-Channels used in this build create a slimmer base, you can also use different components like the 240mm U-Channel listed to make the base wider, depending on how you are building other mechanisms.

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    1. Connect the 432mm U-Channels with the two 192mm U-Channels as shown below:
      1. Use the M3 x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw
      2. This is done on purpose so the 192mm x 96mm Flat Brackets can lay across the frame perfectly later in the build.

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    Motion Components:

    1. Connect the Motor Mount Plates to the NeveRest Classic 40 Gearmotor from AndyMark.
      Use the M3 x 10mm Button Head Cap Screws.
    2. Slide one of the 30 Tooth Bevel Gears onto the shaft of the NeveRest gear motors.
      1. Gears should be close to flush with the end of the shaft.
    3. Screw the v2 Clamping Shaft Hubs onto the Drive Wheels using the M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws

    1. Slide the 6mm x 96mm D-Shafts into the shaft hubs so that they are about flush with the hubs and tighten.

    A blue and yellow wheel

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    Final Assembly:

    1. Place Flange Bearings in the 432mm U-Channel, where the wheel shafts will be inserted.

    1. Insert Omni Wheels through the Bearings with spacers between the bearing and shaft hubs.
      1. On the other end of the shafts, clamp on the 6mm D-Shaft Clamps with a spacer between the clamps and bearings.

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    1. Place the wheel shaft through the bearing and a 30 Tooth Bevel Gear, with a spacer in between the Shaft Hub and Bearing
      1. The Gear should be right about on the U-Channel plate and tightened.

    1. On the other end of the shafts tighten the D-Shaft Clamps

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    1. The motors will recess into the 432 U-Channel frames, adjust the position accordingly so the Bevel Gears mesh well and screw the motor mount plates into the 432mm U-Channel using the M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws

    A blue and yellow metal object with a wheel

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    1. Place the two 192mm x 96mm Flat Brackets across the middle U-Channels of the drive base and screw them together using the M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screws

    A blue and yellow metal vehicle

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    Adding Controller and Battery:

    Each robot build and its additional mechanisms are unique, so there is no definitive position for the controller and battery. It is up to the user or team to determine the most optimal position for these parts for a functional operation. FTC Teams, the REV Controller will be used.

    Code for FTC (Blocks):

    Here is the Blocks code to make the pushbot move. The Right and Left Triggers on the controller create forward and backward movement, while the left stick is used for right and left turns.

     

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    Why Choose the FTC Starter Kit?

    Want to prepare your students for robotics competitions like FTC? The Studica Robotics FTC Starter Kit is the perfect choice. This comprehensive kit provides students with items needed to create, build, and prototype their unique robot designs. It includes high-quality, structurally sound, and safe components such as U-Channels, flat beams, square beams, brackets, electronics, and various accessories. With these top-notch parts, students can confidently develop innovative robots, making it an ideal solution for hands-on STEM learning activities and gearing up for robotics competitions.

    Strong & Safe

    Studica Robotics channel components, such as U-Channels, brackets, and plates, are made from 6061-T6 aluminum that is 3mm thick, polished, and anodized.

    These channel components are smoothed to remove any rough edges, no need to worry about anyone cutting their hands or wires getting spliced during operation.

    Versatility & Efficiency

    The patented Studica Robotics hole pattern is smart and highly versatile: it is compatible with many brands and offers additional possibilities.

    Studica Robotics Structure offers versatility with the ability to position pieces at 16 different angles.

    • Add parts together in more ways than just straight or at 90° degrees.
    • Our hole design allows you to position pieces at up to 16 different angles.
    • Quickens the building process by eliminating the need for additional cutting and drilling.

    Resources Available:

    The Starter Kit features many parts, allowing for a competitive robot to be built. 

    Included in the kit:

    • U-Channel
    • Low Profile U-Channel
    • Flat Beams
    • Square Beams
    • Flats
    • Brackets
    • Mounts for Motors and Servos
    • Axles
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Standoffs
    • Assortment of Screws and Nuts
    • Gears
    • Pulleys 
    • Belts
    • Wheels
    • Bushings
    • Bearings
    • Couplings
    • Collars
    • Spacers
    • High-resolution encoders
    • Servos
    • Battery and Charger
    • Tools
    • Storage Bin
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