During the fall of 2017, Cyber Blue completed performance testing of CIM, MiniCIM and VEXPRO 775 based drives. Multiple numbers of motors and combinations were tested. This report summarizes the testing.
Detailed thermal analysis of the standard 120A main breaker, especially addressing the question of whether or not there is any practical benefit from using canned compressed air to pre-cool the breaker before the start of a match.
A topic of frequent discussion on the FRC Discord Server is how other teams handle organization, and how to mount an effort to reorganize and restructure their own team. In an effort to compile the steps necessary to reorganize and maintain a high functioning team, this document was created as a collaboration by several members of the Discord Server to serve as a guide to those looking to restructure their team as well as serve as the basis for team handbooks and student contracts.
ROS or Robot Operating System is a paradigm of software architecture for robotics in general and has finally made its entrance to the FIRST scene. This framework allows for fluid integration of co-processors and for the possibility of advanced robot code.