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Today 10:06 PM
[FF]: [OFF] Minne Mini Tier 2
(316 views, 36 replies)
Today 10:03 PM
[FF]: [OFF] Minne Mini Tier 1
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Today 09:53 PM
33 The Killer Bees - 2018 Swerve Module
Nick's description is pretty accurate. Seems to help in auton but still the biggest gains in a straight driving swerve is a tight drive train, high count encoders, hyper tuned PIDs and a flat frame...
(3,677 views, 21 replies)
Today 09:40 PM
just me or is the new lambo ugly
There is something odd in that car design.
(848 views, 22 replies)
Today 09:24 PM
McMaster-Carr supplying to international teams
McMaster sold goods without promptly disclosing so to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait which does not comply with US export law (selling things to countries boycotting Israel). They...
(457 views, 10 replies)
Today 09:11 PM
It's Official - No More Stop Build Day! (In 2020)
Because this is CD, we seem to be framing this around mentor burnout. But what about student burnout? I'm sure that not all students would want to be working those insane hours for more than six...
(24,867 views, 236 replies)
Today 09:10 PM
Using Old Componeents to Build Personal Robot at Home
So wait, Is there a RaspPi based robot-controller emulator running around somewhere? I'd be very interested in that.
(3,434 views, 25 replies)
Today 08:44 PM
Blockading Rule Reform
Thanks for the match video. I think the original points stand. The facts seem to be that there are very very few examples of teams playing lock down defense on a robot preventing a team from scoring...
(4,760 views, 62 replies)
Today 08:40 PM
2nd robot survey
Don't have a second robot. Don't have the students or mentor man power for it. We do build 2 bots but we have 2 teams for now. We usually have a old kit bot chassis laying around we can power up.
(1,899 views, 22 replies)
Today 08:09 PM
This will probably help: https://www.thecompassallian ce.org/pneumatics
(123 views, 2 replies)
FTC Team 14934
Today 07:59 PM
[FTC]: Launching and Climbing
For you to earn points for climbing, do you have to start by landing?
(19 views, 0 replies)
Today 07:12 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #749
And in FLL, our competition season is better because we don't need to worry about Stop Build Day. They're doing what now?
(120 views, 9 replies)
Today 06:57 PM
How does your school categorized your FIRST team?
Sometimes it feels that way... :(
(400 views, 14 replies)
Today 06:19 PM
Troubleshooting Precision Potentiometer (am-2619)
Can you post a picture of how the potentiometer is wired. There should be no need to manually calibrate it if it is wired correctly.
(138 views, 1 replies)
Today 05:58 PM
Class of 2019, where are you applying?
Current List Air Force Academy Purdue University of Texas Texas A&M Oklahoma State University Arizona State University Embry-Riddle Prescott Virginia Tech
(8,798 views, 96 replies)
Today 05:43 PM
3CIM Non-shifting Gearbox
A bit pricey, but it looks like Boca has them. Also, a recent hex bore thread.
(425 views, 8 replies)
Today 05:31 PM
how to drive 1/2" hex shafts with a drill?
For those without access to a lathe, but want to secure a shaft, just buy a 1/2" nut driver that fits your drill, slot the socket by sawing parallel to the axis with a band saw or hack saw, and use a...
(1,193 views, 17 replies)
Today 05:17 PM
Rover Ruckus Rules on Detaching Parts
As I read it, the key item here is the last sentence of G15, shown in bold: A hook is clearly a "robot part". Intentionally detaching it on a string or similar not-even-close-to-rigid tether is...
(107 views, 2 replies)
Today 05:08 PM
My favorite team for unique designs has to be 1625. They consistently perform at a high level, but their robots never look like anyone else's.
(589 views, 3 replies)
Today 04:02 PM
FIRST: Please simplify parent and student consent.
I'm going to continue adding to this because I'm going through consent hell right now. 1. Why when I click logout from the dashboard does it take me to the front page, but I still only have a...
(2,432 views, 20 replies)