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Today 01:17 PM
Stall testing 775 Pro, surprisingly poor result
We had our first 775Pro drivetrain motor failure this year (not including self induced build issues). We ran 4X 775Pros per gearbox last year and only 3X this year. One motor went out between...
(2,831 views, 41 replies)
Today 01:07 PM
Vision on a Pi
This point can not be stated any stronger!! Lag is the biggest obstacle to using vision effectively in FRC. Lag is primarily introduces by the processing algorithm you are using to extract target...
(1,131 views, 24 replies)
Today 12:53 PM
F4 CADathon 5: 1st Place - Team 62: Orbit Torque CAD Release
(666 views, 4 replies)
Today 12:52 PM
Team Name Mishaps
The regional winners screen during the awards ceremony of the 2015 Utah Regional said my former team was 1619: Up-A-Crek Robotics from Longmont, California. FUN also seems to think they're from Texas...
(7,582 views, 109 replies)
Today 11:00 AM
We've used the same kit McMaster sells the last to years (on loan from a sponsor) and have had pretty good success. We didn't use it as a conveyor but rather as a low profile power transfer for our...
(1,733 views, 31 replies)
Today 10:19 AM
Chezy Champs 2018
The team list on TBA is up to date. We'll update it there if we have any drop-outs between now and the event - there are a few teams that are still figuring out logistics.
(16,558 views, 63 replies)
Today 07:49 AM
Grasshopper End Mill Giveaway
What Cory said, plus an additional de-rate for power. We bogged our PCNC 1100 in aluminum, and the 770 has even less power. The mills are way more tool than many similar-sized CNCs can take complete...
(9,987 views, 56 replies)
Today 07:48 AM
It's in a different repository: https://github.com/kForth/ClooneySheetGen https://github.com/kForth/ClooneyScanner "Clooney" was written by one of our mentors who isn't on CD, so I can't help with...
(691 views, 4 replies)
Today 07:10 AM
New tool for C++ Programming for old cRIOs
I've used the Thunder tool chain for the past year in order to complete my senior project. I attempted to import code as well from past robots (to beta test my robot). I would go through the same...
(11,563 views, 47 replies)
Today 06:02 AM
The Koala Foundation: Drought Appeal
You might remember a couple months ago we launched The Koala Foundation and had space themed koala apparel for purchase to support University of Tasmania Robotics after they lost everything in...
(284 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 11:26 PM
Powder Coat oven setup
Something you would like to present at JUMPSTART? I know a few teams that would be very interested!
(1,632 views, 20 replies)
Yesterday 11:20 PM
The official league for self-driving cars. APR.
Hi everyone, we want to make it easy for students to really embody what they’re learning. They should have access to play with cool tech without breaking the bank and squeezing a bunch of their peers...
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Yesterday 11:02 PM
How do you handle travel costs?
I just starting with a new team this past week so I don't know how this part of the team works yet. For several years in the past, my wife has organized parents to cater for the swim team when they...
(1,819 views, 15 replies)
Yesterday 10:22 PM
Alpha release of Visual Studio Code for FRC C++ and Java
It's a dark day when I have to deal with Java, but when I do, I use IntelliJ. (My team, which uses Java for the robot, also runs IntelliJ.)
(6,256 views, 80 replies)
Yesterday 10:08 PM
F4 CADathon 5: 5th Place - Team 8: CADywompus CAD Release
I am pleased to present my design for the 5th Biannual F4 CADathon. I have competed in all of the previous F4 CADathons and have always had a blast. I want to thank the F4 crew, the judges, and...
(183 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 09:24 PM
Team 226 CADathon Release
Team 226 placed fourth, with members from team 6090. Please ask any questions or post any comments on how we could have improved. Thanks! GradCAD Partner Space Renders
(265 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 07:43 PM
SOLIDWORKS CAM/CAMWorks with Mach 3
After a few meetings worth of testing, I've made a post for Mach 3 that works well for us. I had to split some lines up, add G64 to enable CV mode, and change a few other things. Here it is:...
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Yesterday 07:20 PM
CADathon Tonight 8:30pm ET $500 in prizes for viewers!
We're about to start with giveaways starting soon! Come join us: https://www.twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow
(479 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 04:30 PM
Will the TalonSRX firmware work with any encoder?
We use a WAGO 233-510 mated with the AM-3495 for experiment and prototypes on our SoB (System on Board, pronounced like "Bob but with an S). The AM-3495 was designed specifically for this connector...
(284 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 04:10 PM
Dual speed four CIM or single speed six mini CIM Drivetrain
I concur with most that packaging is not the reason to select one over the other, unless you have some stringent robot requirements. 6 minis will spread the heat load out when things are working...
(707 views, 6 replies)