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Today 06:03 PM
Class of 2018, Where are you applying?
I applied to the following University of Washington Seattle (UW) University of Portland (UP) Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Washington State University...
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Today 05:16 PM
Should colleges recruit FIRST students
I graduated from a college with 9 other Math majors. Yes, that's correct, 9. Let's just say the school is not known for STEM. I'm currently a Software Engineer. Your choice of college is definitely...
(5,178 views, 66 replies)
Today 05:10 PM
Is it a sammich?
This leaves out the Philly. While the cheese may be a "layer", the steak, onions, and peppers are usually churned together. It similarly leaves out plain chicken/tuna/ham salad...
(5,325 views, 114 replies)
Today 05:07 PM
2018 China Robotics Challenge
We've always had a good time at the events in China. We couldn't make it last year or this year - but the years we made it were great. Here's a picture from 2014 - there was some dancing going on...
(443 views, 4 replies)
Today 05:06 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #728
“Each lifter should place his/her feet close to the robot and adopt a balanced position.” — 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Safety Manual, p. 13, section 5.3 "During the Lift"
(128 views, 7 replies)
Today 04:39 PM
[FF]: [OFF] MidKnight Mayhem 2018
1. Brian Maher 2. Haylee S. 3. Kevin Leonard 4. pchild 5. Kingthefirst 6. tmpoles 7. Golfer4646 8. Brandon_L 9.BrennanB 10. Thayer McCollum
(328 views, 16 replies)
Today 04:29 PM
Big Bang! Competition Webcast
Catch the Big Bang! webcast this Friday and Saturday on First Updates Now! Awesome teams will make for a great competition. Watch: https://www.twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow
(115 views, 0 replies)
Today 04:09 PM
Swerve Module feedback pt 2
Our preferred azimuth drive: 9015, 100:1, Motion Magic, 10 amp current limit. Since the 9015 is going away, we'll go back to the RS550. If not that, then a Bag motor. Never had a big issue with...
(908 views, 10 replies)
Today 02:44 PM
Pathfinder returning infinity?
Smaller periods allow you to be more accurate, but doesn't necessarily make it slower to calculate. All of the heavy calculation is done when you generate the path and store it to a .csv file. The...
(982 views, 13 replies)
Today 02:21 PM
BAN the person above you!
Banned for waiting a year before joining CD
(276,050 views, 3,680 replies)
Today 01:45 PM
An Update from the Non-Engineering Mentor Organization (NEMO)
Thank you, Jenny and Kathie for your tireless hard work for the entire FIRST community. Your impact is deep. Countless teams used your resources, developed them into their own working models, then...
(882 views, 3 replies)
Today 01:25 PM
Post Your Team Handbooks Here
Dang, This is good insight into the workings of a constantly elite team. It also hit me that Rachel is a former co-worker of mine. Tell her "hi" from one of her former fellow PICS residents.
(1,453 views, 12 replies)
Today 01:25 PM
AndyMark Open House - July 11
https://s3.amazonaws.com/cadfiles/OpenHouse/openHouseInvite.png On behalf of AndyMark, I am pleased to extend this invitation to teams, volunteers, and spectators that will be attending the IRI....
(269 views, 0 replies)
Today 01:06 PM
Best Practices for Modular Intakes?
There's a lot of great discussion here so far, I appreciate all the feedback! As a couple people noted, a modular design will be helpful for initial prototyping, but not an optimized final design. I...
(1,151 views, 13 replies)
Today 11:30 AM
Texas Districts: Questions that need answers!
I am breathing sighs of relief -- no travel costs for my team if we qualify (which we intend on doing)! Also, Palmer sounds like a great place for a DCMP. Big, roomy, and close to the action in...
(8,390 views, 80 replies)
Today 11:06 AM
same rule for trains. Hard to do on robots.
(2,216 views, 32 replies)
Today 10:05 AM
Power Up in HTML
Thank you! Feel free to modify it how you like. If you do anything particularly interesting, I’d love to see it... I’ve got plans for a few things like customizable robots but nothing big like...
(915 views, 6 replies)
Today 10:05 AM
Vex VersaPlanetary 180° Drive Cad files
Hi all, I'm very interested in the VersaPlanetary 180° Drive, and I've grabbed the cad files both from Vex and 3847's database. What I've found thus far is that the subassemblies offered are not...
(83 views, 0 replies)
Today 09:25 AM
2018 IRI - Indiana Robotics Invitational
Do we have a confirmed list of teams yet (now that payment has been due for a while)?
(33,325 views, 66 replies)
Today 09:22 AM
2019 FRC Game- "Destination: Deep Space"
I believe an interesting game piece would be a football because it somewhat resembles a space ship (as much as a perfectly smooth, foam grey ball resembles a boulder). With this game piece, I would...
(13,942 views, 46 replies)