Inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders through FIRST Robotics Competitions. 

Resources for robotics teams

Design and test before you build your robot. 

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Free design & make software

Autodesk software is available for all students, teachers, coaches, and mentors.


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Use the kit

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion to design and make your robot in CAD/CAM.


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Test with Synthesis

Use simulator technology to test, simulate, and experiment with your robot models.


Free software for FIRST Robotics Competitions

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Autodesk Fusion is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool that helps teams explore design ideas and create models for 3D printing and machining.


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Autodesk Inventor enables teams to produce 3D models that can help with the design, visualization, and simulation of the robot’s functionality.


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Test your CAD designs for driver practice, robot code emulation, strategy, and more with this robotics simulator.


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Use computer-aided design software to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.


Additional resources to support FIRST competitors

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FRC 2024 Kit of Parts

We’ve curated Fusion files of the Kit of Parts to get you started.

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Field model

Experience the field model in Fusion.

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