FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST® Robotics Competition and curriculum inspire students to be science and technology leaders and innovators. This is accomplished with an engaging mentor-based program where students design, build, test and program robots. Solid Edge is proud to sponsor FIRST and provide software to participating schools and students free of charge.

Below you will find a link to download Solid Edge software, as well as tutorials and resources to ensure your success in FIRST Robotics.

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Student Software

Overview

Free Solid Edge Resources for Students

From elementary school students to college age, homeschoolers, self-learners and afterschool club members, the Solid Edge Student Edition is the same software used by professionals—free to any active learner.

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FIRST Robotics Curriculum

Robotics Curriculum

Students will find everything they need to get started in robotics here, including a downloadable kit of parts, helpful training videos and tutorials. These materials are developed by the Solid Edge team exclusively for FIRST Robotics competitors.

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FIRST Visualizing STEM Curriculum

Visualizing STEM Curriculum

This curriculum introduces students to STEM and opens their eyes to a world of patterns, shapes and designs. The videos and class files allow students to work at their own pace independently to develop spatial thinking that is so crucial to 3D computer-aided design.

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FIRST CAD Video Tutorials

CAD Video Tutorials

This collection of easy-to-follow video tutorials introduces students to foundational CAD concepts such as how to import and edit models, how to use flexible design intent, and how to perform fast, flexible modeling in Solid Edge.

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FIRST CAD fundamentals curriculum

CAD Fundamentals Course

This course is a fast, easy artistic approach to learning 3D CAD. This curriculum introduces students to STEM while allowing them to work at their own pace and provides a solid creative understanding of 3D part modeling.

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FIRST STEM Classroom Lectures

STEM Classroom Lectures

This collection of four classroom lectures address key areas of the STEM curriculum in secondary education. Developed by teachers for teachers these lectures include classroom presentations, teacher notes, student activity sheets and homework tasks.

Download Electrical Conductors
Download Gears and Levers
Download Friction
Download Speed

FIRST Intro to FEA

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

The STEM project introduces students to forces in materials, physical testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The project includes comprehensive Teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all school, including those participating in FIRST Robotics.

Download the Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

FIRST Intro to Mechanical Systems

Introduction to Mechanical Systems

The STEM project introduces students to the concepts of mechanical systems as a means of transmitting energy. The project includes comprehensive Teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those participating in FIRST Robotics.

Download the Introduction to Mechanical Systems

FIRST Intro to Surfacing

Introduction to Surfacing

The STEM project introduces students to surface geometry and the concepts of surface modeling, providing an awareness of the different surfacing techniques and where there are advantages over solid modelling. The project includes comprehensive Teacher notes, classroom material, step-by-step tutorials and homework tasks. This project is suitable for all schools, including those participating in FIRST Robotics.

Download the Introduction to Surfacing