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IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

VEX Robotics and its parent company, Innovation First International (IFI), have been strong supporters of the FIRST Robotics Competition for more than 14 years. Each year, the company provides mentors, team sponsorship opportunities and is an official supplier for the FRC Kit of Parts.

For the 2013 season, Innovation First International has taken strides to support FRC teams more profoundly by increasing its Kit of Parts donation. In addition, we are excited to announce that from December 5, 2012 – April 15, 2013, FRC teams will be able to purchase the new Victor 888 motor controller from VEX Robotics for only $50. Additionally, the Jaguar Motor Controller will be available for $60.

We understand that many FRC teams operate with limited resources, and this new pricing is intended to help teams purchase the additional motor controllers they need for the upcoming season, without going over their budget. Various IFI stickers will be included in every FRC Kit of Parts so teams who take advantage of this donation can show appreciation by placing them on their robot.

We wish all teams the best in the upcoming season!

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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

Absolutely amazing news.

Thanks for continuing to support FRC in such substantial ways.

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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

I'll be in for 10. I was looking to get all new this year anyway. Thanks IFI!
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

Does this make it safe to assume that the Victor 888 will be competition legal for 2013?
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

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Does this make it safe to assume that the Victor 888 will be competition legal for 2013?
I would assume so.

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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

Now THAT'S a steal. Thank you to The Powers That Be for making that possible.
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

Oh Gosh,

Thanks IFI!

We'll be buying Vics for sure now. Not that we already don't but this price makes it hard to buy a Jaguar and/or Talon Speed Controller.

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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

We'll proudly display that sticker should we choose to take advantage of this offer. This is wonderful news. It makes me feel like someone reads my KOP survey feedback and comments left on the FRC blog. At this price, we may even resurrect old robots with some new Victors.
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

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Does this make it safe to assume that the Victor 888 will be competition legal for 2013?
Frank already announced that they would be in the KOP, which would make them legal. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprogr.../blog-10-03-12
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

This is wonderful news. Excuse me while I go jump for joy.

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Frank already announced that they would be in the KOP, which would make them legal. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprogr.../blog-10-03-12
It doesn't specify which model of victor(s) will be legal, only that some form of victor will be allowed. However from this thread it is probably safe to assume that at least the 888's will be legal.
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

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Frank already announced that they would be in the KOP, which would make them legal. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprogr.../blog-10-03-12
Frank's post does not confirm that the Victor 888 specifically is 2013 legal. He actually replied on a comment by Jon Stratis about whether the Victor 888 and Talon are legal with "Jon, I'm glad you liked the info. Unfortunately, this is all the information we're releasing about motor controllers at this time."
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Re: IFI Increases Support of FRC Teams

My question is whether 884's will still be legal. One would presume so, but hey, they had to make 883's obsolete at some point back in the day. It's gonna happen eventually - just hopefully not too quickly.
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Smoothly powered FRC drivetrains just got a lot less expensive. See Ether's data for details.

Bravo, IFI!
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