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FRC Blogged - 2013 Beta Test Teams

The 2013 Beta Test teams have been selected.  Congratulations to the teams below!  These teams will be helping the FRC Control System team review the software libraries and build new code to share with all teams.  Thank you to the 159 FRC teams and 1 FTC team who offered to help with this project.  All FRC teams will be able to communicate with the Beta Test teams on the forums.

FRC Blogged - Blog Info, Pool Noodles, Bag and Tag

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pool noodle

Blog Info

Lately we’ve been releasing some important season information via this blog.  Some folks have expressed concern about knowing when key season information gets released. 

FRC Blogged - 2013 FRC Season Schedule

Hello Teams,

Here is the 2013 FRC Season Schedule. 

Week One

February 28 – March 2

BAE Systems Granite State Regional - Manchester, NH

Central Valley Regional - Madera, CA

Finger Lakes Regional - Rochester, NY

Lubbock Regional – Lubbock, TX

Palmetto Regional – Myrtle Beach, SC

March 2-3

Hatboro-Horsham FIRST Robotics District Competition – Horsham, PA

Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition – Flint, MI

FRC Blogged - 2013 FIRST Championship Registration and Request for Proposals for 2013 FRC Season Workshop Presentations

2013 FIRST Championship Registration

FRC Teams may register for Championship in St Louis as shown below.  

Registration for Pre-Qualifying Teams opens on 10/11/12 at noon.  Pre-Qualifying teams are as follows:

•             Hall of Fame teams

•             Original and Sustaining teams

FRC Blogged - Lightning (I couldn’t resist)

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Hello Teams,

OK, fourth blog this week – a possible record.  I had been holding off on this one until we had a quiet week, but that may be never, so here goes.

FRC Blogged - FMS White Paper, The New Media Award, and District Dates

Hello Teams,

As promised in the Einstein Investigation Report, FRC Engineering has created a white paper to help you understand how the Field Management System (FMS) works.  You can download the document here.

FRC Blogged - Neil Armstrong

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We’re sad to hear that Neil Armstrong, first person to set foot on the moon, has passed.  The legacy of his accomplishment, and the accomplishment of the many thousands of individuals on NASA’s Apollo Program team, will certainly stand the test of time.   It’s hard for many of us to imagine the limitations of the technology available to Neil and the team at the time – the Apollo Guidance Computers on-board the Command Module and Lunar Excursion Module each had 2kB (yes, that’s a ‘k’) of RAM, and weighed 70 pounds.  In 1969, of course, this was cutting edge, but even so,

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