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Today 01:52 PM
WPILib maven repo offline
It's back online now. Sorry about that.
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Today 01:19 PM
Summer Heat 2018 (Yikes! Sharks!)
Team 3236 is signed up!
(999 views, 8 replies)
Today 01:17 PM
pic: 3863 Swerve V2.1
Makes sense, it's easier to cut plastic than steel :P
(514 views, 6 replies)
Today 01:11 PM
2363 builds a drivetrain - an instructional video series
Guide to episodes posted so far: episode 1 - drive train design introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ-pMDizdk0& episode 2 - measure twice, cut...
(1,254 views, 6 replies)
Today 01:11 PM
12 awg vs 10awg
Yeah, we made the mistake of ordering some "cheap" batteries from Amazon this year that all shipped with an internal resistance between 0.021 and 0.027. Needless to say we did not use them on our...
(1,623 views, 13 replies)
Today 01:06 PM
pic: Small Swerve
Its very similar but I changed a few small details with the spacers that go in between the bent plate and I also changed the spacing on the wheels and basically put it together as a finished set. So...
(145 views, 2 replies)
Chris is me
Today 01:02 PM
Xbox Adaptive Controller –>$@#Easy Custom Controllers?
I thought the same thing when this came out - this makes custom OIs very, very easy to do, since it is presumably just read as an Xbox controller by the PC, and the 3.5mm inputs are an industry...
(643 views, 1 replies)
Today 12:41 PM
MN State Championship 2018
😂 we’ll join them! You guys can have a battle too see who shuts down our offense!
(9,492 views, 90 replies)
Today 12:36 PM
Most Improved Team?
Sounds like we are heading to MRI and maybe the Northern off season event again! Haha yeah we get asked about the similar name a ton! And they’re even more shocked when they find out we live 8 miles...
(24,090 views, 81 replies)
Today 12:10 PM
What COTS parts would you like to see?
IMO, it would be nice to see more WCP items available from other resellers like The Robot Space and VexPro, much like how Vex products are. Obviously there are logistical and contractual issues with...
(20,177 views, 176 replies)
Today 10:31 AM
Rookie Mentor to a Rookie Team: Teaching Programming
From an industry professional (large computer manufacturer) point of view, we don't want any more Java programmers. We need more C/C++ and python programmers. Unfortunately Java is all the high...
(1,006 views, 15 replies)
Today 10:24 AM
FedEx Crate Shipment Mishaps
We finally have our crate back! Many thanks to 6390, as well as those who were involved in getting it through customs. Here's to hoping that we've all got the right crates and robots now.
(5,151 views, 29 replies)
Today 10:05 AM
BIG BANG! 2018
Team 6914 Retro 5ive is excited to be joining in the competition!
(2,526 views, 10 replies)
Today 08:24 AM
2018 in 6 words
"Please put on your safety glasses!" - Our safety captain (He caught 282 people for not wearing safety glasses from district events to Detroit. He had a tally going in our pit.)
(24,442 views, 308 replies)
Today 08:22 AM
Robot Maintenance and Problem Prevention
Don't just do a pre-match check, do a post-match check as well. Make it someone's job (drive coach or someone in the stands) to remember where the robot took big hits during the match (especially if...
(2,743 views, 28 replies)
Today 06:24 AM
Turning Motor / Gear Ratio for swerve drive
We used Banesbot RS550 at 132:1 one year and have used the AndyMark 9015 at this ratio in recent years. This year we used a 9015 at 100:1. I feel that the 9015 at 100:1 is the sweet spot for our...
(777 views, 11 replies)
Today 05:28 AM
Help Tassie Team 5593
G’Day FIRST Community, We need your help! Due to the recent floods down in Tasmania, the small island at the bottom of Australia, Team 5593 (UTAS Robotics) has lost nearly everything. Their lab...
(181 views, 0 replies)
Today 01:47 AM
FRC 2046 - Need Funds for New Mill
Our team, Bear Metal Robotics - FRC 2046, is looking to replace our IH CNC mill which has been with us since 2009. Overall the machine has served us well, but it has not held up to the heavy...
(113 views, 0 replies)
Today 12:45 AM
pic: i want my baby bot, baby bot, baby bot 179's off season project version 1
Cool robot. You may want to consider either having a camera or some sort of tall object on the robot so you can see where you are while there is no line of sight to the robot. I noticed a few teams...
(1,735 views, 13 replies)
Today 12:07 AM
2018 IRI Invite Prediction Contest
Now that I'm no longer expected to be the objective officiator of the contest... Have you thought about including a bias term for Indiana teams? Anecdotally, there appear to be more favorable odds...
(17,966 views, 88 replies)