I work directly and indirectly with a lot of teams. Many of these teams have limited resources, experience, etc. It’s not possible for me to sit down with every team and walk them through every part of the robot development process.
Ri3D is in the rearview mirror, and the signal to noise ratio is worse than ever. There are some very notable positive standouts including (but not limited to) FIRST Capital, and Everybot… but overall the Ri3D format has produced less valuable content than I remember from previous years, and that content is generally harder to find.
I want to take some time to thank the Open Alliance, and all teams who have decided to do an open build. In a post bag world there is more reason than ever to keep your process secretive, but many teams have stepped up and made efforts to be even more open than previous years.
The Open Alliance has inspired many great ideas for my own team, and drastically improved my ability to help other teams. I hope this movement continues to grow, and FRC continues to be a place where we work to build each other up.
Feel free to use this thread to attribute credit to teams that have generated ideas that inspired you and your team!