**FIRST EMAIL**/Senior Mentor Teleconference 11/6 - Control System & Beta Test Observ

Greetings Teams:

Mark your Calendars! The FIRST Senior Mentors are pleased to announce they will be hosting the second in a series of important Teleconference calls for FRC Team mentors and coaches this coming Thursday, November 6, at 7 pm EST.

This call features a discussion regarding the 2009 New Control System & Beta Test Observations and includes an overview of the new system, suggestions for useful resources for getting up to speed in
advance of the new robotics season, an check into the ongoing FRC Control System Beta Testing program, the Beta Testing Team forum commentary, and plans for workshops and on-line training for the new system.

This call will be hosted by FIRST Senior Mentor Steve Cremer, Massachusetts, and presented by Frank Merrick, FRC Program Deputy Directer.

All FRC Team mentors and coaches are welcome. The call in number is 1-800-503-2899. The Access number is 6663906.

We will have 150 lines available, so lines are on a “first come, first served” basis. We suggest calling in approximately 5 minutes before the teleconference is scheduled start. This call will also be recorded and be made available for replay at: http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/content.aspx?id=10124. A copy of the outline 2009 New Control System can also be downloaded from this page. On this same page you will also find downloads of the previous FRC Mentors/Coaches call Orientation 101.

When you have accessed the the conference call line, please put your phone on “mute”. Press " * 6 " to mute your phone so that your background noises and chatter will not be heard throughout the call.
Whenever you wish to speak, press " * 7 " to unmute your line.

If your phone has a separate “mute” key, you may press that key to mute your microphone element at all times, except when you wish to speak.

We highly recommend that before joining this call, that you download and bring your copies of the FRC Control System - General Overview, FRC Control System- Technical Specs, and System Manual - Chapter 0. These are found at: http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/content.aspx?id=10934.

The FIRST Senior Mentor Hotline provides an effective means and opportunity for teams, coaches, and mentors to direct questions, and to quickly obtain information and/or to request other assistance from FIRST Senior Mentors. All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to [email protected]

Please Join Us!

Again, all team coaches & mentors are welcome, especially those attached to rookie teams.

The FIRST Senior Mentors

This should be a call that should interest all of us… but the number of lines is limited so be prepared to dial in a little early at 7:00 Eastern time.

Just finished at 0130am here in London. Some interesting bits of information. An extra cRIO at more than the NI educational discount. :slight_smile: