FRC 2018 Teaser

Here's the new FRC 2018 Teaser, folks. Enjoy!

FRC 2017 Recap

Great year for the team, our best finish ever at WPI district taking second on the alliance with teams 1519 and 190. Here are my programming notes for the year.

Sensors & Autonomous

Sensor feedback is not optional. All systems MUST have appropriate sensors in order to properly code autonomous mode. This includes encoders or counters for all motors, rangefinders for distance sensing, gyros for steering, and limit switches where appropriate. The new IMU worked great for steering in auto mode this year, but really requires drive motors to be coded with PID motor control.

FRC 2016

This is our second year with the RoboRio control system and Eclipse IDE. Problems we've had this year:

  1. Could not "see" the radio. This was because it was last used and programmed for competition. Need to reset and reprogram it for practice.
  2. Could not deploy code to RoboRio. Hard reset required, then update firmware through USB interface & fixed IP address.
  3. Eclipse occasionally gives build errors. Refresh files/Rebuild index/etc.

Business Plan Planning

Hey guys! Hope your summer is going well!

As you know I have taken over the business aspect of the team this year and as a result have been working on the business plan this summer. If there is anything (besides the basics, those are already included) that you think I may neglect to include, or if you have any information that you think I may not have, I'd love the input.

I hope to soon be able to upload a final rough draft soon.

Until then, keep your red pens ready!


Web Site Maintenace

Happy Summer, Everyone! I have been performing some maintenance to the web site this summer which includes the following:
  • Migrated to a better & less expensive hosting service (from Godaddy -> Hostgator)
  • Changed the primary domain name to ( redirects here)
  • Upgraded Drupal from 7.23 to 7.28
  • Performed a few security updates to .htaccess files
  • Revised the Legacy page to include embedded links to the individual competition year nodes


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