A budget of 3000 € minimum would be a good objective in order to participate in the Lyon off-season Regional. This would provide construction equipment, tools, and a specific FRC starter kit (electronics, motors, wheels, etc.).
A classic toolbox is essential (screwdriver, keys, etc.), you will also need:
- Circular saw
- Hole saw
- Metal saw
A room will be required. It must be accessible on weekends in order to work there, mount the robot and store the tools. This must have shelves for the storage of tools and equipment.
For example, for the first 4 years, Robo’Lyon had a room of 8 m2 to store tools, stock, and robots. On weekends, the classrooms and technology rooms were open for work. For 2 years, we have had our own premises of 200 m2 to store and work.