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KOP Drive System Opt Out


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.

NASA Grants and Something New for 2015

NASA Grants Closing

NASA Grant applications are closing tomorrow, October 2nd! NASA grants are only available for teams in the United States. Find more information here.  

Something New – The 2015 FRC Game

100 Days to Kickoff?

Wow. It really is. Less than that now. 

Check out this video from FRC Team 2630, Thunderbolts, from Israel.

Nice work, guys!

Is it strange that this video gave me goose bumps?

Frank

1st Event Registration – How Boring Was That?

Remember the old days during 1st event registration when you’d make your selection, click the button, and hope for the best? You never knew what would happen, or even if anything would happen. The last few years, and this year particularly, seems like it’s more click and go. Where’s the excitement in that? :-)

Our crack IT staff once again this year upped the system resources available for registration. For those interested in the details, changes from last year were:

Australia Regional Event Logistics

If you go to the Australia Regional listing here, click the link, then click ‘Site Info’, you will find this document with updated details regarding logistics. If you are from outside of the country and thinking about traveling to this exciting new event, please read carefully!

myRIO Expansion Port - What's the Deal?


Today’s blog post, a long one, was written by Kate Pilotte, FRC Kit of Parts Manager, who’s facilitating the new control system efforts. 

Are You Green to Go?

Initial event registration less than a week away! Are you excited? I am!

But before you get too excited – make sure you are ‘green to go’.

When you first log into TIMS, you are taken to the ‘My FRC Dashboard’ screen. On that screen, you will see a section that looks like this, but with your team number and name filled in:

New FRC Regional in Australia!

The rumors are true! We will have an official FRC Regional Down Under in the 2015 season. We couldn’t be more excited about this, or about helping our friends at Macquarie University, who honestly are doing most of the heavy lifting, make this happen. It will be a Week 3 event. Look for more details in the events listing:  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/regional-events

Inter-District Play for 2015

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.

FRC + FRC GameSense = Behind the Lines

This is Hannah, FRC Program Coordinator, taking over the FRC Blog with some important news!

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