FIRST Global

REV Robotics is proud to partner with FIRST Global, a program designed to bring the ideals and values of FIRST to a global audience through an "Olympics"-style robotics challenge. For more information about the FIRST Global competition, please visit the FIRST Global website.

The FIRST Global robotics kit is powered by the REV Robotics Building System. Below, you will find links to various guides, manuals, instructional videos, and additional products.

FIRST Global Kit

Building System Guides

Control Systems

  • Control System Startup Guide

    • All of the steps to get started using the Control Hub and Driver Hub for your robot.

  • Blocks Programming Guide

    • For controlling the Class Bot V2 drivetrain, being able to control two motors simultaneously is important. This is done through the dual motor block within Blocks.

  • OnBot Java Programming Guide

    • OnBot Java is a user-friendly environment used for programming in Java, a text-based language. The guide also includes programming tools that teams can use to create their own "op modes"

  • Control Hub Users Manual

    • The Control Hub works with the Expansion Hub and Driver Hub to create a complete robotics control system for both the classroom and the competition.

  • Driver Hub Users Manual

    • The REV Robotics Driver Hub (REV-31-1596) is a compact mobile computing device designed for interfacing with the Control Hub (REV-31-1595). Once the Driver Hub is connected to a Control Hub, you will have access to the entire Driver Station Application interface.


  • REV Hardware Client

    • The REV Hardware Client is software which allows for connection to REV Hardware devices and other supported devices via USB and WiFi. This software is used to configure, manage, and update products like the Control Hub, Driver Hub, and Expansion Hub, etc.

Additional REV Software Resources can be found on our Software Resources page!


  • Channel Drivetrain

    • Drivetrains are one of the first mechanisms that teams typically build and start development on.

  • UltraPlanetary Gearbox

    • The UltraPlanetary Gearbox is a cartridge based modular planetary gearbox designed with 550 motors, like the HD Hex Motor, in mind. Easy to iterate and adjust designs using the pre-assembled and lubricated cartridges to swap gear ratios with ease.

FIRST Global Instructional Videos

Make sure to check out the FIRST Global YouTube channel as well as the REV Robotics YouTube channel for additional tips, tricks and ideas!

FIRST Global Tool Guides

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