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More Openings

Have you taken a look at the FIRST Career page lately? We’ve got some job openings in FRC we’re working to fill.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer, who will work for Electrical Engineering Manager Matt Pilotte, and will be supporting the development of game, field, and robot systems. This position requires, at minimum, a BS in Engineering or Computer Science and five years of experience. See full details on the website.

Kit of Parts Survey and New Ideas

Kit of Parts Survey

Please don’t forget to fill out that Kit of Parts survey! You can find it here.  We really do use it to make sure we’re delivering the best possible value in the kit to FRC teams.

Another Great Idea from the Community

FIRST in Michigan Championship Special to be Broadcast

FIRST in Michigan Championship Special to be Broadcast

Interested in seeing the intense action at the Michigan Championship this season? If you are in Michigan, you can watch it on your local television stations according to this schedule.

If you aren’t in Michigan, you can watch the special on demand, starting at 9PM EST tonight, here.

Luke Arm and Off-Season Events

Luke Arm FDA Approved

Dean’s ‘Luke Arm’ recently received FDA approval! Check out the details here.

Off-Season Events

Please see the note below from Hannah Foust, FRC Program Coordinator. In addition to many other things, Hannah is responsible for handling Off-Season events from a headquarters perspective:

2015 Control System and Kit of Parts Survey

Please see the blog post below for important information from our Kit of Parts team, Kate & Collin:

2015 FRC Control System

One of the exciting parts of the 2014 FIRST Championship was the ability to show off the new hardware components that will make up the 2015 FRC Control System. Members of the CS Team from FIRST, National Instruments, Cross the Road Electronics, and WPI also had the opportunity to take questions from the audience at two 2015 Control System presentations.

A Trophy To Call My Own


Last night, the FRC Staff got together for a little season-end celebration. I was deeply moved when the staff presented me with my very own trophy:

Trophy

Thanks, guys!

Frank

Thanks and Reflection

Thanks

Wow, what a season we had! From a very different FRC game that had its own unique strengths and weaknesses, to running over 10,000 matches at nearly 100 events, to the addition of two new Districts, to significant changes to awards, to all sorts of changes at Championship – and I could go on - we’ve had a wild, and fun, ride. 

Forgot One!

I forgot an issue at Championship I wanted to be sure to mention. When the Alliances in the finals were asked to shake hands, the fourth team in the Alliance was excluded. This was not good. We wanted to make sure all teams on the Alliance were treated as equally as possible, and this was a miss on our part. We’ll get this fixed for next year. All four teams on each Alliance will be invited to shake hands with the other Alliance.

Frank

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