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Re: Diver controllers

for the past 2 years, we've used two Logitech Attack 3 sticks for the driver(tank drive skid steer) and a Logitech Dual Action controller for the operator.

The drivers for the past few years preferred the sticks for their feel. Even our season driver from 2011, who flew planes as a hobby, preferred the sticks over any hand held alternative. Personally, I prefer two sticks, but as I drove for our FTC team, I see the light in hand held controllers.

The big plus we see in the game pad for the operator is the large availability of buttons in such a small package. This year, we gave the operator another panel purely for minibot deployment. We thought that separating the controls will prevent any accidental deployments.
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Alumnus of FRC Team 399: Eagle Robotics and FTC Team 72: GarageBots
2014 FTC Los Angeles Regional Compass Award Winner.
2014 Las Vegas Regional Gracious Professionalism award (399) and Semifinalists (2122, 399, 1572) / Rookie All Star and Industrial Safety Awards (5012)
2014 Utah Regional Industrial Design award and Semifinalists (1619, 399, 2594, 4598)
2014 Inland Empire Regional Champions(1678, 399, 4161)/Chairman's Award (399) / Rookie Highest Seed and Rookie All Star (5012) and Semifinalists (2339, 1967, 5012)
2013 Battle at the Border Champions(3476, 2485, (9)399)
2012 Colorado Champions(2996, 399, 3807),
2011 Battle at the Border Champions(1538, 399, 2493)
2011 Utah Champions(2122, 399, 3239).
2010 Indiana Robotics Invitational Champions(330, 469, 359, 399)
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