2018 FIRST Robotics Competition

AutomationDirect wants to wish all the FIRST Teams Good Luck this year! We know you all will work very hard on your projects this year and will learn some great things along the way. To Help out we would like to offer you a $35 voucher to our online store in your “FIRST Robotics Competition Kit of Parts” See Below for details on how to get and use your voucher, and check out some great products we think will help you along the way!

An image of the 2018 voucher page as included in the KOP



1.) To obtain your voucher code, login (as lead mentor) to your Dashboard at: www.firstinspires.org
2.) Login to our site with an Existing Account, OR create a New Account here.
3.) THEN visit www.automationdirect.com/Voucher to enter the code.

This will enable a one-time $35 credit for your account. Any amount not utilized on the order will be forfeited.

Note: We cannot apply the discount AFTER you place an order


Use your $35 voucher toward any items available at: www.AutomationDirect.com

Some Restrictions Apply:

1. Orders must be placed online. No ‘call in’ orders. Stock items ordered by 6:00pm EST will ship the same day.
2. Orders must ship to a US or Canadian address.
3. The voucher cannot be used towards shipping fees. Orders under $49 are shipped ground to US addresses for a flat rate of $6 (a credit card (or PayPal) will be required to pay for shipping). Orders to Canada will incur brokerage fees. Larger orders may qualify for free two-day shipping – see Web Site for details:



While teams are welcome to use their voucher toward any product that we sell, teams often ask “Which parts are good for FIRST teams?”  Here is a list of the popular categories, with links to our store:


Push Connect FITTINGS
Push Connect UNIONS
Miniature Pneumatic Devices
Pneumatic Cylinders
Pneumatic Valves (be sure to spec valves with 1/8″ NPT fittings or smaller – see  the FIRST rules)

Cables and Accessories:

Ring & Fork Terminals
MORE Ring and Fork Terminals
Ethernet Cables (from $4.50)
Cable Ties (from $0.01 each – pack of 100)

Photoelectric Sensors
Laser Sensors (including models for distance sensing)
Belts and Pulleys
Shaft Couplings
Pushbuttons and Pilot Lights

Please be sure to read the voucher instructions above – the process for claiming your AutomationDirect.com voucher is a little different than with other suppliers.  Most teams that have problems with our voucher have NOT read the instructions.