The best selling book on FTC Robotics just got better: Extensively updated with new material for the 2013-14 season! This edition includes information about new plastics recently allowed by rule changes, new building materials such as extruded slotted aluminum, new fabrication techniques such as 3D printing, and more! FIRST Tech Challenge is the fastest growing FIRST robotics competition for students, but there has never before been a single volume to instruct new and veteran teams alike on how to navigate the competitions' rich complexities. This book contains the accumulated wisdom of several champion teams who have won major state level championships as captain teams. The volume is organized into sections covering every aspect of FTC competition, each section containing bite-sized chunks of information: a single sentence describing a tip, trick, strategy, or secret used by top ranked teams, followed by a paragraph or two of examples, explanations, pictures, or diagrams. Over four hundred of these recommendations are detailed in this book. The new 2011/12 edition contains new sections on Samantha WiFi and working with plastic, as well as dozens of new illustrations, code samples, and other updated information. By following these recommendations, your team is sure to improve, and maybe even become a champion team as a result!