The Electrical sub-team manages all of the electrical wiring and components on the robot from the battery to the motors.

Lead Mentor: Ross Johnson


  • Wire Stripping
  • Crimping
  • Soldering including soldering project Bring box of old circuit boards (scrap), through-hole components, focus on producing good solder joints, then assemble a Jameco project
  • Cable dressing (anchors, tie wraps, heat shrink, spiral wrap, etc.
  • Wire gauges, male/female connectors, color codes
  • Connectors used on a FRC robot
  • Electrical terms and electrical safety
  • Multimeters - volts, ohms, amps
  • Components (PDP, Talons, etc.)

Advanced Students

  • Electrical systems design (on the robot)
    • Autodesk Inventor
    • Solidworks
  • Test equipment
    • Oscilloscope
    • Current Shunts, hall effect sensing
    • Signal Generator
    • Simple logic analyzers
    • Design and construction of a stand-alone motor controller (aka Johnson box)
  • Sensors
    • Ultrasonics
    • LIDAR
    • Encoders: CIMCoder/E4x
    • Switches
    • Opto-reflectors/interrupters

Communications Busses

  • Digital I/O (levels)
  • Serial (TTL, RS-232, RS-485, balanced RS-422)
  • PWM
  • CAN bus
  • SPI
  • IIC
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