Kansas City Quick Build

What is Quick Build

Quick Build is an event where teams come together on the afternoon of Kickoff day and build a working drive base in a matter of hours. It’s a great experience for all, but especially rookie teams and rookie team members. The afternoon is a great introduction to FIRST technology. Teams send members to four different sessions:

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Programming
  • Strategy

We will start in separate rooms and as each session is ready we will combine the various systems into a running robot by days end.

Who Can Attend

Any teams and team members may attend. Space is limited so sign up early. Preference will be given to rookie teams. Note: Quick Build works best if you bring enough students to attend each sub-team area (at least four). Please sign up below.

What to Bring

  • Safety Goggles for each team member
  • Everything you got at KOP pickup


  • ¼” and 3/8” drive socket set
  • Set of box/open end wrenches
  • Good set of SAE and metric allen wrenches
  • Regular and needle nose pliers
  • Hammer
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Portable battery driven electric drill and driver bits
  • Phillips and flat screwdrivers


  • 3 screwdrivers
  • common phillips (#2)
  • regular to large straight (1/4″)
  • extra small straight(3/32″ or 2.5mm)
  • Wire cutter, stripper, crimper (The cheap combo ones will work. Or you can bring separate ones.
  • Cordless drill with #2 driver bit, 1/4″ drill bit and a 3/16″ drill bit
  • 7/16″ combination wrench
  • 3/8 combination wrench
  • 10mm combination wrench
  • tape measure (Only 3′ is needed)
  • Staple gun and hammer(optional)

Control System

  • A laptop to load FRC Programming environment onto.

Veteran teams need to bring the following additional items.

  • Classmate PC
  • Charged robot battery
  • Joystick
  • c-rio with its modules, power supply and cables
  • 2 motor controllers
  • If you opted out of the Andy Mark drive base you will need to bring a base with wheels and gearboxes from a previous year.

Sign Up

Please RSVP here by Friday 12/18/2015.