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Today 07:17 PM
Welding polycord belts with a hot plate.
Finally got around to recording a video on my preferred method for welding polycord (urethane) belts. I find it significantly easier to get consistent, strong welds this way compared to a heat gun....
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Today 06:25 PM
How does your school categorized your FIRST team?
Our team combines two different schools in two different districts, so both of them try to pretend the other has responsibility haha. But we are just considered a normal club at both schools and...
(1,555 views, 29 replies)
Today 06:17 PM
8gb ram is good enough but it'll complain less if you go to 16gb. The XPS 15 has been pretty sweet for CAD laptops.
(193 views, 5 replies)
Today 05:55 PM
No Robot, No Problem...Pirates - Arrrg!
Well, it seems like my last post generated some interest, so here is another... I have produced a series of videos which demonstrate the use of the "bus pirate" to integration test hardware without...
(166 views, 0 replies)
Today 05:43 PM
Need help with choosing Versa-planetary redaction stages
The most common stages we use are 3, 5 and 7. I would stay away from the 9 and 10 stages in high load applications as we have experienced the sun gears breaking because of their small size, But for...
(543 views, 8 replies)
Today 04:38 PM
Burlingame FTC Qualifier Rover Ruckus 2018
Stream of Burlingame Qualifying Tournament at Burlingame High School Hosted by FTC 7316 and FRC 5026 The Iron Panthers Come check out the...
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Today 04:14 PM
Gradle- Building vision code on Pi 3
I have done a lot of this work for you and produced a series of videos you might find...
(730 views, 7 replies)
Today 03:51 PM
Here's a chart of the team distribution as Districts have seceded from the Regional system. Regional numbers have held relatively steady against the large withdrawals of district teams, so just...
(35,483 views, 211 replies)
Today 02:43 PM
Team 973 Signing Off
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
(14,782 views, 112 replies)
Today 01:14 PM
paper: Roboting: A Guide for Total Noobs
Thanks for the kind words! I am currently working on revisions and added content with a drop dead release date of Monday, December 10. The current version is essentially unfinished, not to mention...
(3,589 views, 40 replies)
Today 12:47 PM
New Hardware Support?
The Spark MAX will definitely be supported for PWM -- that's super simple. I haven't seen their API for anything advanced yet, but if it's not terrible and weird it will probably be supportable.
(362 views, 7 replies)
Today 12:24 PM
pic: Over-Tube-Gearbox (Yet Another Neo Transmission)
Would you use this with a 5mm or 3mm belt?
(406 views, 1 replies)
Today 11:09 AM
2018 Alliance Selection Results
1) won, 3) finalist
(62,516 views, 217 replies)
Today 10:26 AM
How many times did your team tip over?
0 tips on the field. Surprising because our intake/second stage assembly was 30 pounds, and we had a 6 pound steel bar at the top of our first stage.
(1,830 views, 30 replies)
Today 10:09 AM
33 The Killer Bees - 2018 Swerve Module
The driving gear was a 44T VEX aluminum gear. No lubricant of any kind between the 44T aluminum gear and the 64T printed gear. We had no issues; there was even plenty of carpet gunk that got in the...
(4,647 views, 23 replies)
Today 03:54 AM
Powering a "Test Bench" bot with a plug.
As I always say, "if you can't be a good example, be a powerful warning."
(1,500 views, 19 replies)
Today 12:20 AM
pic: NEO Gearbox Concept
How well did it perform?
(874 views, 7 replies)
Today 12:06 AM
how to drive 1/2" hex shafts with a drill?
All of these will work, but my #1 goto is a 1/2" socket and a converter from the socket square to hex is what I use consistently
(1,392 views, 18 replies)