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Today 12:38 AM
Stupid Match Algorithm Tricks, 2018
I think that Carl is on to something here. If you're getting the same teams in your match schedule all the time, it probably means the FTA set the "(time/matches) between matches" parameter just a...
(6,309 views, 44 replies)
Today 12:11 AM
TimedRobot Not Updating at Consistent Rate
I was consistently seeing intervals of 20-25ms, with and without TimedRobot. I set the period to 0.1s and saw the same result, suggesting the problem is not in running too much code. I now believe...
(110 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 11:56 PM
why would FIRST use this antiquated language?
It's pretty funny...
(517 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:43 PM
Congrats to the winners of San Francisco!
I wrote this a year ago, and am so happy it finally happened even if it's in slightly the wrong order. Thank you so much to whoever decided to pick 972, now I'm just waiting for a palindrome...
(2,541 views, 17 replies)
Yesterday 11:30 PM
Current Limiting causes Talons to go crazy
(61 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 11:25 PM
Team 3476: Code Orange presents Gnaraloo (2018)
Agreed. Everything looks well thought out. Good luck at Orange County!
(901 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 11:23 PM
2018 Hudson Valley Regional
This looks awesome. We were trying to create one, but yours turned out way better.
(410 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 11:16 PM
Ribbon Cable to PWM for Magnetic Encoder
In 2016 I wired up a pair of BOBs to make an extension. It was really not fun, especially since I used some rather stiff wire. I'd highly advise making your own ribbon cables. We used Digikey...
(168 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:12 PM
Strategies for switch-only bots?
This is a really good nugget of strategy here for power-ups, and one that I have seen even high level teams mis-playing on webcasts and at AZ North when I was volunteering. There is no point in boost...
(2,243 views, 22 replies)
Yesterday 11:11 PM
Who knows, maybe we'll see you in Detroit and we can pull off the elusive "Double Dunk" (as we call it here in the States). ....on the practice day of course.... ;)
(1,438 views, 13 replies)
Yesterday 10:48 PM
One thing to check is if you have the most recent version of the CTRE Pheonix library downloaded.
(60 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 10:41 PM
FWIW, 115 used to put cut pool noodles on the corners of the robot to prevent this exact issue. I believe several other teams do the same.
(1,675 views, 15 replies)
Yesterday 10:25 PM
Attaching sprockets to axles
Depending on your setup, you'll need several collars and various spacers. We use a lot of PVC pipe for spacers and cut them off square on our chop saw. It's cheap and you can make any length. We...
(265 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 10:20 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #715
Michael replied "This Sucks!" "No, it really sucks." "Yes, our bot actually sucks."
(45 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:20 PM
Strategy for End Game When on Opposite End of Field
Here's my Tuesday Evening Quarterback analysis, as someone who has yet to actually compete at an event: The only way to avoid the penalties is to go around to the other side of the switch, so that...
(822 views, 5 replies)
Yesterday 10:13 PM
Greater Kansas City and Heartland Regionals 2018
These past two weekends at Heartland and GKC have been nothing but excellent experiences. The event staff and volunteers were all exceptionally helpful and kind, and kept the events running smoothly...
(7,301 views, 48 replies)
Yesterday 10:06 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #714
Gotta finish this before Smoky, right? First place goes to: Second place goes to:
(289 views, 16 replies)
Yesterday 10:06 PM
3rd event question
i see you looked into my team, cool. we got a notification that a event that got canceled was rescheduled to week five, and mar wanted us to go to fill in some spots that are missing due to it being...
(573 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 09:52 PM
Is Rookie KoP battery charger legal in FRC competitions?
One Anderson cable short, if you're a rookie. 1 per battery (2) 1 for the ROBOT (1) 1 for the charger (oops... time to spend some FIRST Choice credits on a battery cable!) Had a rookie run into...
(992 views, 15 replies)
Yesterday 09:43 PM
While this was not the showing 5881 was hoping for, we are proud of what we managed to accomplish, especially our list of "firsts" this year. To 1493, congratulations, it's been a long time coming...
(387 views, 4 replies)