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Ultimate Ascent & Recommended Updates for LabView 2012


Hope everyone had a great Kickoff!  In case you missed it, here’s the password to the encrypted files: sAucersFlyRobotsClimb!


Recommended update for LabVIEW 2012

One Day to Go, FIRST Choice Maintenance and Game Piece Availability, NASA Broadcast, and More!


One Day to Go!

I hope everyone is as excited as we are here at FIRST HQ for Kickoff tomorrow.  I actually had a little trouble sleeping last night, and I already know what the game is!  (Hey – maybe I had trouble sleeping because the game is so great I can’t wait for us to reveal it!)

Driver Station Application Information

My blog yesterday contained an error.  Sorry about that.  The 2013 Driver Station Application is needed by all teams, not just those programming their robots using LabVIEW.  We have corrected the earlier post.

 

I’ll blog again soon.

Frank

Information for 2013 - the What, When, Where & How

With Kickoff only a few days away, we’re going post a good deal of information and documentation to help you hit the ground running. We recommend you download everything you need ahead of time to 1) beat the rush and help us even out the load on servers and 2) have what you need ready to go on Saturday when/where you may not have internet access.

Below is a quick summary of what will be available, when it will be available, where you can get it, and how it will be shared.

Available Now

2013 Manual Decryption Test

Want to make sure you will be able to decrypt the 2013 FRC Game Manual at the appropriate time?

Follow the instructions here:  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/2013DecryptionTest.

The encrypted 2013 FRC Game Manual itself will be posted Wednesday, January 2nd.

 

I’ll blog again soon.

Frank

Kickoff and Transition from ‘Kickoff Workshops’ to ‘Season Workshops’

Kickoff

I hope everyone is as excited as we are here at FIRST HQ for Kickoff – only about a week away!  We’re looking forward to a great season.

Spoiler:  Nothing in this blog, including this sentence, is intended to be a game hint.

Kit of Parts Info and an actual Game Hint

Kit of Parts

For those of you interested, the KOP Website has been updated to include more information about the sizes and weights of the various parts of the Kickoff Kit.

 

Game Hint #3

31 88274153, 622341415326

412383975388 9788533197

31 262383835388, 332341415326

93276426238397 995323979397

 

I’ll blog again soon.

Frank

The FRC Staff

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Last night FIRST had its annual holiday celebration.  It was a rare chance for us to get together as a group, have some dinner, and have a little fun.  Dean was there, and spoke briefly about the importance of our mission, and our part in making it happen.  It was a wonderful evening, all the way around.

On my way home – after my normal bedtime, by the way – I was thinking about the FRC Staff.  You probably don’t know most of them.  Here are their names, in no particular order:

Monica Cyr

FIRST Choice

Today’s post is a guest blog from Kate Pilotte, FRC’s Kit of Parts Manager:

Last week I asked Frank if I could borrow his platform to talk about the opening of FIRST Choice, the issues we experienced when it opened, and what’s happened since.

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