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Yesterday 11:34 PM
Introducing Limelight for FRC
When I did the quick napkin math, the $400 is more than an efficient way to spend money too because of this, even on a team with programmers familiar with Linux. If we figure vision takes two...
(9,895 views, 80 replies)
Yesterday 11:28 PM
Best Robots by Age
My 2017 vote goes to 6314[ Add me and our team to the list that is impressed with 6314! Awesome rookie team on and off the field!
(46,549 views, 212 replies)
Yesterday 11:04 PM
Difference between Mead and CKD solenoids
Depends on the application, the higher CV allows more air through so for catapults or other applications that need air quickly they are more useful. We are moving in the opposite direction and...
(171 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 10:32 PM
Team 254 Looking For Mentors
Can confirm this was definitely a reason I went to 33 upon moving to the Detroit area. Obviously the metro Detroit area is the most dense area in the country for FRC teams, and there's obviously some...
(4,858 views, 32 replies)
Yesterday 10:31 PM
Might be easier to chase down a JVN Doll (or Instant Motivator.)
(1,572 views, 24 replies)
Yesterday 10:27 PM
This sort of thing, maybe with a second column showing the lost teams? These are the 2018 teams registered as of today and how many years they each have played (not exactly how old they are though-...
(59,442 views, 399 replies)
Yesterday 10:05 PM
Team 900 Role Call
"When I use a word." Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means what I choose it to mean neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice "whether you can make words mean so many...
(30,491 views, 217 replies)
Yesterday 10:01 PM
CNC Routers for FRC Robotics
(41,329 views, 214 replies)
Yesterday 09:49 PM
Plenum cable: Is it legal?
Here's more information than you probably wanted about what plenum and riser cable ratings (like CL2, CL3 and CM) mean. Yours was rated CMP, which is a highly flame-resistant cable. Note that plenum...
(832 views, 14 replies)
Yesterday 09:44 PM
Very confused trying to run GRIP on Ubuntu
System: Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit Develop Tool: Eclipse Oxygen So I am trying to use GRIP to help develop vision processing for the upcoming season. We are going to use a Raspberry Pi for the vision...
(54 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 09:01 PM
[FF]: Orange County Regional 2018
Updated with completely accurate picks. Times to be enforced on Friday. Wheat Coast Neat Coast 3309 8:32 8:34 Questionable Decisionmakers 3476 8:30 8:36 Blucifer ...
(603 views, 27 replies)
Yesterday 08:31 PM
paper: Using JeVois camera in FRC
If I'm understanding your comment above, are you passing serial commands from the roboRIO to the JeVois to initiate the video stream? Have you tried just using the initscript.cfg to start the stream...
(1,580 views, 26 replies)
Yesterday 08:13 PM
[FF]: Colorado 2018
Questionable Decisionmakers 1619 2083 1584 Blucifer 1011 4293 4593 Hammerheads 2848 5126 3729 First Pick 1730 3200 6459 Falcon ...
(398 views, 21 replies)
Yesterday 08:02 PM
FRC Blog - 2018 Beta Teams, Brushless Motors, and More!
AM's Nubs are rather spotty on fitting 6mm D shaft - sometimes too tight, sometimes slightly loose. The best hub we found last year was this one. I noticed this morning that AndyMark has a 6mm D...
(18,887 views, 144 replies)
Yesterday 07:51 PM
From where does your team but its wires?
Just to clarify, stranded wire is not more "rugged" than solid wire. Indeed, solid wire is slightly less susceptible to damage from a pinch point. Solid wire can be bent to a tighter radius - once...
(544 views, 10 replies)
Yesterday 07:04 PM
What's your best match?
https://www.thebluealliance. com/match/2017paca_qf1m1 Quarterfinals in Pittsburgh #8 seed over the #1 seed. (And a little contrversy too)
(945 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 06:21 PM
Mounting an Encoder to a Live WCD Axle
We did this in the past for drivetrain and arm rotational sensors, but moved to the dedicated systems provided for the VexPro Ball Shifter and VP Integrated Encoder. The surgical tubing solution,...
(1,568 views, 28 replies)
Yesterday 05:36 PM
Candidly Speaking 12/5 8:30pm EST: Supplier Ethics, CAW and more!
Or, as was brought up on FUN, not misleading teams about the resources necessary to be successful in FRC. Don't tell them it's a six week program, don't tell them they don't need any tools or...
(7,539 views, 75 replies)
Yesterday 04:54 PM
Matlab Licence for FRC
I haven't personally used it, but a few years ago our team considered doing vision processing in Matlab/Simulink (I forget which). I know that other teams have done so. 696 did simulations of a...
(1,110 views, 13 replies)
Yesterday 04:35 PM
FRCTop25 Popularity Poll for Charity! Vote, Troll & Win!
Update: Here are the prizes for those who donate to the FRCTop25 Charity Poll! The stream starts at 8:30pm Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow When we reach x in cumulative donations...
(2,077 views, 12 replies)