I don’t have a set price yet, that’s what I posted here for. All I know is that they were worth $1,100 back in the day. I doubt they are even worth half of that today, maybe even a third. PM with what you are willing to pay and maybe we can work out a deal.
Brad, what years are they from? There are differences between the languages and memory they carried, IIRC.
They are from 2001 through 2006 I believe.
I actually have six systems, but I am missing the robot radio for one. Hopefully I can locate that…
Three of the older systems and three of the new.
I checked the PCB’s last night for the new ones (Microchip) and they are labeled as follows: FRC 2005, FRC 2006, and FRC 2006.
I’m not sure why two are marked FRC 2006, but maybe somebody else knows…
Earlier today I sorted the older systems and confirmed them as “matched” sets. Back in the day we had change the team #'s so we could run multiple robots at a time so I know they go together.
Also I have 10+ serial joysticks for these systems.
I may be interested in getting a set either for my personal use, or for our team. We got an old IFI system from team 501 and assembled a working robot chassis in the fall. Come off-season they need something to control the 8wd swerve they may build to keep their minds busy!
I can go retire on my island now, my life’s work is complete.
Personally, those IFI systems are my favorite, I don’t need any extra systems now, but I encourage other people to take advantage of this offer and learn some real nitty gritty programming, none of this object oriented stuff
We actually use these controllers for our robotics class in school, and we have saved every set. They are personally my favorite, and some of them have been working for around 6 years now! With the fatality rate of the cRIOs for the past few years, I can only hope we get two or three years out of them.
I have no idea how much they are worth, and I am sure our team is not interested, but I just wanted to share how our team/school uses them.
For reference, over the past year i’ve acquired 3 sets (Robot Controller, OI, and matched radios). I payed ~$400 for one set that was Stamp based + two 884s + two joysticks and about $120 each for the other two which were both Pic based. I’ve see them listed for much higher, but did not pay attention to whether they sold or not.
P.S. They’ve held up well for me so far in my combot. But they are bulky.