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New Motor Controllers – 2015 Legality

As mentioned in this blog, we said we’d notify the community before Kickoff if the Victor SP and Talon SRX motor controllers from VEX Robotics and Cross the Road Electronics will be legal for 2015. After review by the 2015 Control System Development Team and the 2015 Beta Teams, we’ve determined that these controllers will be legal for 2015. 

Fundraising Updates – SlingShot and Bulbs

SlingShot

We’ve got some updates on the SlingShot film fundraiser, which I talked about here and here

Software Downloads and Administrative Manual Release

We want to tell you about some software downloads that are available to you right now that can help you be ready for Kickoff.

District Slot Allocations at 2015 FIRST Championship

We have determined FIRST Championship allocations for Districts as noted in this blog

The relevant portion of the blog is this –

Kit Hints?

A message from our Kit of Parts team:

We’re in full swing preparing for Kickoff, not sure if you heard, but its 24 days away.

2015 Product Donation Vouchers Available

Please see below for a note from the Kit of Parts Team:

On November 4, we released some information about the software tools available as part of the Virtual Kit. Today, we’re excited to announce that a few more vouchers will be going live at noon eastern. Check out your team’s TIMS account for details on vouchers from:

A Story about Coopertition

Please see the note below from our Kit of Parts Team:

I’d like to tell you a story about Coopertition, Gracious Professionalism, and a group of our Suppliers working together to improve the team experience, even if it might cost them some business.

Mentor Monday - December 8, 2014


Today’s Mentor Monday blog post comes to us from Elizabeth Davis, an alumnus of FIRST Lego League Team "Central Spacelab One" and FRC Team 45, the TechnoKats.

We’d like you to write a blog post about your journey to the current point in your career. What were the most important steps that you took? Were there influential people or events along the way?

Frank Answers Fridays: December 5, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Chris Picone, from FRC Team 2791, Shaker Robotics, from Latham, New York, USA:

Question:

Hi Frank,

I'm Chris Picone, currently a mentor for FIRST FRC Team 2791, Shaker Robotics, from Latham, NY. My question today is about when practice matches are scheduled at regional events.

FIRST Choice Priority Lists Due

We wanted to remind teams that your Priority Lists for FIRST Choice are due tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at noon eastern. As a reminder, in order to have access to your FIRST Choice log-in information, your team needs to have registered and secured payment with a Purchase Order, Payment, or Letter of Commitment from a Sponsor. At this point, almost 350 teams have submitted Priority Lists.

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