Each year the Northern California FTC Kickoff features workshops for new and returning teams. When the call for workshop presenters went out in 2011, Antipodes (4529) remembered how much they struggled to research what tools they would need to build their rookie year robot. They figured they could save other teams from that struggle by offering their experiences from their garage, save them time by directing them to essential tools, and save them money on tools that maybe they didn't need to buy. Above is their presentation. It is hoped that the video recording of their presentation will be available soon. If you have any questions or suggestions for better tools or to improve the presentation, feel free to contact us.