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Duck Vine

Sep 03, 2015 Written by Frank Merrick.


Duck Vine

One squeaky duck toy = a squeaky duck toy

Dozens of squeaky duck toys = the Visigoths descending on Rome
 

 

Frank

Windows 10 And Beta Testing

Sep 01, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today's blog comes from Kevin O'Connor, FRC Robotics Engineer.

Windows 10 and FRC 2016

Frank Answers Friday: Championship Slots

Aug 28, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today’s good question comes from Jon Stratis, a mentor on FRC Team 2177, The Robettes, from Mendota, Minnesota, USA:

Question:

Frank -

Two Championship Survey Results and Path Forward

May 15, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

As many of you know, after we announced that FIRST would be moving to having two Championships starting in 2017, we released a survey to FIRST Robotics Competition teams on this change.

7,355 individuals responded. This represents about 10% or so of the total number of mentors and students we have in FRC. About 75% of the 7,355 provided a team number, and those respondents were from 1,501 teams, about 52% of the total number of FRC teams we had in 2015.

KOP Drive System Opt Out

Oct 03, 2014 Written by FIRST Staff


Please see the update below on the Kit of Parts Drive System Option from the Kit of Parts team:

Given the positive reception the last two seasons, the option for Veteran FRC teams to opt out of receiving the 2015 Kit of Parts Drive System will be available again for 2015! Veteran teams can choose to receive a Product Donation Voucher (PDV) from AndyMark instead of the KOP Drive System at Kickoff.  Rookie teams will automatically receive the KOP Drive System.

Inter-District Play for 2015

Sep 18, 2014 Written by FIRST Staff

I’ve got some good news. A cross-functional task force, which included volunteers from all five FRC Districts, has developed a way to allow district teams to participate in district events other than their own.

Rookie Registration and On-Field Coaches

Jun 17, 2013 Written by FIRST Staff

Rookie Registration Cost Reduction

Good news. The rookie FRC team registration fee for the 2014 season will be dropping to $6,000. Veteran registration fee will hold at $5,000. 

The FRC Payment Terms webpage will be updated shortly with 2014 season information.

Adult Mentors as On-Field Coaches

Statement from Team 548

Aug 20, 2012 Written by FIRST Staff

Hello Teams,