Teams 4030 Null Pointer Exception and 1983 Skunk Works are proud to present our scouting platform, http://FRCscout.com/. Designed to be user-friendly and easy to implement, our platform includes these following main features:
The platform is designed to work around spotty internet connection and the lack of Wi-Fi at competitions. Connect to the internet once to load the entire scouting process, leave the connection and scout an unlimited number of matches, then connect to the internet again to push your local data to the database.
It’s usable to anyone with a tablet, smartphone, or laptop. If your device can access the internet, it can scout. The screen will resize and orient to remain as ergonomic as possible. You will never have to update it, and your device already has an internet browser installed. Also, with the exception of uploading pictures from the pit, the website is not very data-intensive (it is basically just sending and receiving short text files).
- **Easy Analysis: **
The platform has a built in connector to Tableau (data visualization software included in your KoP, click here for tutorials) for custom and quick analysis. The platform also shows basic analytics about teams.
Built in Pit-Scouting, Commenting, and Pictures:
You don’t have to connect it to additional apps to get a full picture of the robot, literally and figuratively.
Intuitive, Easy to Use Interface:
Also comes with a built in Match scouting tutorial.
Using an encrypted login system, the platform makes organizing and keeping track of scouts easy for a lead. Because every match has a scout associated to it, you can find which of your scouts are making mistakes and train them to fix it.
Publicly Accessible Database:
Not only will you have your own data, you can access data taken by all other teams using the platform. The more teams using the FRC Scout, the more balanced and accurate the overall data becomes. Data from all teams is accessible and can be easily filtered down to just data collected by your team if you want that. This feature also lets smaller teams work together to split the work and share the data.
Note: This is a different and independent platform from the tablet app FRCscout, designed by team 1986.