Category Archives: Helpful Hints

Some FRC Resorces

A couple of great documents I found while looking for ideas for teams: FRC Survival Guide Idiot’s ‘Complete’ Guide to FRC (great doc…..but I personally do not think there are any Idiots in FIRST!) Bumper Hardware (you can order bumper … Continue reading

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How to read the field in Autonomous

Wondering how to read the field (for the randomized switches and scale) read THIS! For info on alliance, team position ext see THIS!

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Did you notice?

In the Kick off video did you notice these two images: Both these were actually part of the games for Ultimate Ascent and Stronghold (2013 and 2016 respectively). Both had end games that involved climbing like this year. If you … Continue reading

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Installing Eclipse Error

If you are trying to unzip Eclipse and it gives you Error 0x80010135, try downloading WinRaR and unzipping using that program. It solved the issue for me.

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Non Encrypted Files Are Available

Tired of typing pLaY&4%R3aL! to see stuff…go back to the FIRST POWER UP Game & Season Materials webpage and re-download the manuals and docs….they are now in an unencrypted files.

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For Rookies

Not sure how to get the control system wired up…..see https://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/currentCS/m/getting_started/l/599673-wiring-the-frc-control-system Not sure how to build the robot drive train…see http://files.andymark.com/PDFs/AM14U3_UserGuide_2018withBumpers.pdf For everything else (Netbook setup, Radio, software, driver station, roborio etc etc) see Getting Started With the Control System

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KoP Inventory – **TIME SENSITIVE**

Don’t forget to take inventory of your Kickoff Kit of Parts! After receiving it, please check all items to determine if parts are missing or damaged. If so, you MUST let FIRST HQ know by 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time … Continue reading

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FREE Summer Camps at your Memphis Public Libraries

FREE Summer Camps at your Memphis Public Libraries… The Memphis Public Libraries are offering FREE Summer Camps again this year, at various Library branches. Serving more than 250 students ages 10-18, from June 12 through August 3, participants will be … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Initial Event Registration?

Are you ready for Initial Event Registration? Have you registered for the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition season yet? In order to be ready, your Team will need your two (2) Lead Mentors to pass our Youth Protection Policy screening process. … Continue reading

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Robotics Workshop Offered

Dynetics, in conjunction with FIRST in Alabama, is pleased to announce the 2016 Robotics Workshop Series for students, mentors, teachers, and parents of the robotics community. Dynetics is offering the workshops free and open to all FIRST robotics teams. The … Continue reading

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