Kickoffs & Robot in 3 Days

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 16:26


Last Saturday, a record 83 FRC Kickoffs took place simultaneously around the world.  A big thanks to our Kickoff Coordinators and all the other volunteers who made them happen!  You are fine examples of one of the greatest strengths in FIRST – our volunteers.

Robot in 3 Days

Have you seen this?  A robot built in 3 days capable of playing ULTIMATE ASCENT:

Congratulations to the build team and the sponsors!  While the robot isn’t ‘exactly’ legal for FRC competition, it’s amazing to see what can be done in such a short time when folks put their minds to it – and that disc shooter is sweet.


I’ll blog again soon.



Could you clarify why it isn't "exactly" legal?

The videos indicate a cRIO was not used as the robot controller on this robot, so it would not pass inspection at an FRC event for that reason alone. Also, no bumpers. There could be other differences as well. However, I understand the project team did not intend to create a robot that would pass inspection at an FRC event.

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