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2014 FMS Lite Now Available

We are happy to announce that “FMS Lite”, the stripped-down version of the Field Management System that many off-season events use, is now available for download via the Off-Season Events Page. Some highlights of the 2014 version:

Frank Answers Fridays: August 8, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Aaron Schmitz, an alumnus from FRC Team 2502, Talon Robotics, from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA:

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Hello Frank & co.,

Hayley Lewis, FRC Team 3556, GET SMART

Hayley Lewis is a founding member and former team captain of GET SMART. This was her first year studying Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Frank Answers Fridays: July 25, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Adam Salem, from FRC Team 3419, The Rohawks, out of New York City, New York, USA:

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Hi Frank,

Team Feedback at IRI and Tim Howard


A few of our FRC Staff, including Collin Fultz, will be at the Indiana Robotics Invitational, arguably the premiere off-season event in FRC. As some of you may know from an earlier blog, Collin is transitioning to his new role as FRC Team Advocate. Please see his note below.

Frank Answers Fridays: July 7, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Calvin Panho, from FRC Team 383, The Brazilian Machine, out of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil:

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Hello Mr. Frank,

I'm Calvin Panho, mentor and coach for FRC team #383, The Brazilian Machine, from Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

First of all, I’m sorry for my English, I'm not the best with English grammar...

My question for you is:

2015 Control System Beta Test Teams


Please see the note below from our 2015 Control System Development Team.

First, we want to thank the more than 200 FRC Teams who applied to be Beta Test Teams for the 2015 Control System. The selected teams are at the bottom of this blog post. Here are the expectations of our Beta Test teams:

FRC Team 2468, Team Appreciate, Earns $100M Over the Weekend!

Oh, sorry, I was typing too fast. A movie Team Appreciate’s robot is in earned $100M over the weekend. Team Appreciate’s cut has not been made public, but let’s just say you can expect to see a substantial increase in their bot bling for the 2015 season.

Their robot from the 2012 season appears in the new Transformers movie*, shooting basketballs. The main character in the film even speaks to it. You can check out more info on Team Appreciate’s Facebook page

Nice work team!

Frank Answers Fridays: June 27, 2014

Today’s good question comes from Antonio Papa, from FRC Team 2590, Nemesis, out of Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA:

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