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Today 02:44 AM
Possible Applications of new Brushless Motor?
Those lead acid battery replacements are a poor option for FRC use. The reason the specs are so low is because they are limited by a conservative on board BMS. They really aren't meant to be used for...
(5,939 views, 62 replies)
Today 01:04 AM
[FF]: 2018 Season Long Fantasy FIRST
Right now? (Forgot and got tied up elsewhere. Thanks for the reminder!) TSIMFD Blucifer The Breakfast Company Falcon Cup Of Joe ...
(9,946 views, 168 replies)
Today 12:26 AM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #701
And once the Human player figures out how to throw the ball by moving his hands outward, he'll pass to a robot located here, JUST inside the white zone.
(76 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 11:56 PM
[Behind The Lines] Leveraging COTS with Justin Foss! 8pm ET Wed
How will the new products released by popular FRC suppliers change the ways you design and build your robots?
(222 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 11:26 PM
using wood cnc for metal
Life in small town America. we used to be able to get a nice selection of Baltic Birch at a local store, but it closed a few years ago. Wood is good stuff. But so is metal. Figuring out what to...
(1,039 views, 18 replies)
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Best New England teams that folded
Just to, once again, clear the air on this: Team 40 did not fold, they made a choice to compete in VRC only. They're still kicking! We even had a 20th anniversary family reunion a couple weeks ago!
(1,064 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 10:42 PM
Introducing Limelight for FRC
We accidentally hooked up the 12V power backward... no problem, still worked fine :)
(11,553 views, 86 replies)
Yesterday 10:41 PM
FRCSim OSX Missing gzlib_msgs.dylib
It's not really worth using FRCSim in it's current state. Wait for kickoff, there may be a new version at that time.
(137 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 10:39 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #700
At last! (Plumbing problems are THE BEST.) First place goes to: Second place goes to:
(328 views, 17 replies)
Tom (Tam) G
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Things to do with airships
I've been waiting for this thread all year! (not really, but sort of) As we all know FIRST is about one thing: goats. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8bz7TsurhuLVweAk1 From the start of the season (and...
(604 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 10:21 PM
What is the website that sells FIRST merchandise???
hoooooooly necropost. Anyway, the store can be found here: https://marketplaceforfirst. com. However nothing is on sale right now, (I'm assuming they are restocking/getting ready for the new season....
(1,532 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Where to buy 12 volt battery caps?
The terminals need to be insulated, but an SB-50 hole is small enough and the terminal is deep enough that it should not be an issue. I do NOT advise making a habit of plugging batteries together. ...
(315 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 09:21 PM
Vision or Gyro-Encoders? Where to put time?
I am going to heavily disagree with you. While dead reckoning in autonomous is usually sufficient (with good motion profiling and forward-kinematic estimator), I think it would be naive to say that...
(655 views, 12 replies)
Yesterday 09:21 PM
"Quotes" that were said during build season
Who said this? XD
(1,397,136 views, 5,088 replies)
Yesterday 09:04 PM
Rookie team peer guides/Adopt a team
Just reached out to that team earlier this week. Thanks though! Ill try to reach out to the Senior Mentor.
(552 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 08:31 PM
Help With Electrical Connectors
(234 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 08:27 PM
pic: Versaplanetary Gearbox Solidworks Configurable Assembly
Oh I see, I wasn't opening the tree up to show the sub configs, my bad. This is some really great work!
(2,496 views, 10 replies)
Yesterday 08:01 PM
[FF]: Laguna Regional 2018
Blucifer 2283 5093 4262 Hammerheads 4400 6832 7217 First Pick 3158 3480 7046 Falcon 6896 7018 6966 The Lunch Company ...
(312 views, 19 replies)
Yesterday 07:57 PM
[FF]: Bayou 2018
Hammerheads 3937 6810 7049 First Pick 456 6923 7275 Falcon 1912 1818 3946 The Lunch Company 3991 7288 2221 The Kellen Hill Fan Club ...
(196 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 07:17 PM
Eclipse Doesn't Even Start to Deploy
Hey everyone! I have been plagued with a big-time issue that I just can't wrap my head around. I have eclipse neon installed on my windows 10 (64bit) laptop. This is a fresh copy of windows, so...
(132 views, 0 replies)