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.

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:


I found a great reference for the I2C specification which can be used to communicate between the cRio/Digital Sidecar and a coprocessor such as an Arduino. Not sure when it would be better to use I2C versus, say, ethernet and the WPILib NetworkTables.


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