In the FRC, teams typically have special terminology for several important things in robotics. Here is a list of a few.
- Accelerometer - An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the rate of change in acceleration over a specific period of time. It is usually connected to the analog module on the cRio.
- CAD - Computer Aided Design, usually refers to one using a software package (AutoDesk, Solidworks, ect...) to design an accurate model of a system (or robot) on a computer.
- cRio - The Compact Reconfigurable Input Output (cRio) is produced by National Instruments; it is used on FIRST robots as the controller.
- Diode - A diode is an electronic component that conducts electricity in only one direction.
- FLL - FIRST Lego League (Elementary / Middle School Robotics)
- FRC - FRC is an acronym for FIRST Robotics Competition (High School Level Robotics)
- Gyro - A sensor that reads angular direction.
- HID - Human Interface Device. This can be a joystick, game paddle, etc.
- Jaguar - A variable speed motor controller.
- LED - Light Emitting Diode
- Power Distribution Board - Distributes power from the battery to the robot components.
- Servo - A small motor that can be moved at precise increments
- Solenoid - A pneumatic valve, which is usually used to control pneumatic cylinders.
- Victor - A variable speed motor controller based on the PWM method.
- Wireless Bridge - The Wireless Bridge is a WiFi router that allows for the robot to communicate with the driver station. During the 2010-2011 Breakaway season teams were changed from the Linksys WGA600n to the D-Link DAP-152 rev B.