I’m excited to introduce several teams that have decided on an open build season for 2020. The #openalliance members all believe that FRC can have a greater impact on all teams if our ideas are shared throughout the season. With the end of The Bag, there’s a chance that FRC teams may become more secretive than they are now, and we’re hoping to stop that trend before it has a chance to start. We think that teams can share information and still be competitive, and that a rising tide lifts all boats.
The #openalliance will be small and informal in 2020 to give the concept a chance to grow and evolve organically. All #openalliance teams will have open designs and code, and will be happy to answer questions and provide help where able. Some teams will have open build blogs and there may even be a few videos put out. I’ll let the other alliance members chime in with specifics via replies to this topic.
The 2020 #openalliance teams are:
- 95 - The Grasshoppers - White River Junction, Vermont, USA
- 319 - Big Bad Bob - Alton, NH, USA
- 2826 - Wave Robotics - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
- 3847 - Spectrum - Houston, Texas, USA
- 4481 - Team Rembrants - Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
- 6328 - Mechanical Advantage - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA