Pre-season Workshops

Team Caution hosts an annual pre-season workshop over the course of three days. The purpose is to introduce the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students, teachers, and parents new to FRC prior to the start of each FRC season.

The workshops are free and are targeted to prospective new team members, people wishing to start their own FRC team, and anyone interested in FRC. These workshops are especially helpful for rookie teams and anyone new to the FRC build process.


Attendance at the pre-season workshop is strongly encouraged for anyone interested in joining the Arizona Community Robotics Team CAUTION 1492.


The material presented each workshop is not repeated, and workshops 2 and 3 build on the materials covered in the previous workshops.


Saturday, November 5th

  • What FIRST is all about
  • The timeline for the build and competition
  • Awards and scholarships available to students
  • The kickoff and how to get started
  • Brainstorming your robot design (hands-on)

Saturday, November 12th

  • Components of the drive system
  • Using motors to create motion
  • Using pneumatics to create motion
  • Mounting, coupling, and assembling (hands-on)

Saturday, November 19th

  • Distrubting power to robot components
  • Components of the FRC control system
  • Actuators and variable speed control outputs
  • Analog and digital sensor inputs
  • Using LabView to program your FRC robot
  • Wiring your robot (hands-on)


Microchip T3 Warehouse

2100 W. 14th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281