FRC 2468 is excited to announce our FIRST in Focus Speaker series. Each week, we will be inviting experts from across FIRST to come and share with all. The idea is to have speakers share about a topic followed with Q&A by the attendees. We will utilizing Zoom Meetings for the presentations. All meetings will be recorded and posted for later viewing.
This week will be Andy Baker discussing FRC Design History and Impactful Designs.
The presentation is Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 PM CST. Please complete the form for invitation to the meeting. https://forms.gle/2FNqsZBct7aRuQzt6
If you have suggestions for questions to Andy, please post them here.
If you had a magic wand and could wave it to solve one problem that FRC faces, what would it be and how would you solve it?
Marshall, thanks and great question. I include that for sure.
What is Andy’s all time favorite robot and why?
What do you think is the largest year of growth FIRST has had and why?
What single aspect of robot design can make or break a robot?
What off the shelf components (other than the KOP chassis) have had the biggest impact on FRC designs, and what kind of new product (which could be reasonably released in the next couple of years) could have a similar impact in the future?
Did you think that teams would still be using the OG AM shifter 15 years later?
I went in Houston 2018 to his talk about his 20 favorite robots in FRC history, but I can’t remember which one he placed first .
The first time they sold it I bought 13 or 14 of them.
Still have some brand new ones sitting on our display shelf.
Those needed a final stage in order to run them at speeds optimal for game play.
I believe thats why they came out with the Super Shifters later.
I’m a little bit shaky with the differences between the gen 1 and the gen 2, although timeline wise the gen 2 makes more sense. Since 2018, we’ve used the guts between some custom plates. Still works, still cooks. We were supposed to figure out if shifting was still useful in the age of brushless power this time around, but looking at everything now, the andymarks might have yet another year left in them.
Actually, you’re right! My memory is terrible. I forgot about the Gen 2 shifters. Super Shifters came out later.
Two different shots of the talk. He placed ChiefDelphi’s (Team 47’s) 2000 robot at #1
Great event, can’t wait for more in the series. Thanks Andy and 2468!
do you know when the recording will be posted?
We have published Andy Baker’s webinar on Youtube. Thanks again to Andy Baker for his time and the presentation. We would also like to thank all who attended the presentation. FIRST in Focus - Andy Baker - History of FRC Design and Impactful Designs
We will be posting the Girls in STEM video from last nights show soon as well.
Next week, we are excited to have Michael Corsetto from FRC 1678 Citrus Circuits on next Thursday.
Here’s a picture, if anyone’s curious.
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