We are excited to announce that we won the North Carolina District Championships for this year’s game, FIRST Steamworks. Congratulations to our alliance partners Team 4561, the Terrorbytes, and Team 3229, Hawktimus Prime. We will be attending FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas on April 18, and would like to thank everyone who made this possible for us.
Our interest meeting will take place at NCSSM in the Lecture Hall on Monday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m. Non-NCSSM students should meet in NCSSM's lobby for directions to the Lecture Hall. New students are highly encouraged to attend to learn more about our team and meet this year's Leadership students, who will be presenting. Returning students are also expected to attend to learn about changes occurring this year. For those who cannot attend on this date, we will be holding a rain-check interest meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in our Northgate Mall Space 630 across from the DMV.
Check out our robot!
We are proud to release our code from preaseason for other teams to look at in order to learn what we've been working on and how they can do it themselves. We've been working on code for both vision processing and our swerve drive, and both can be found on our team's Github page (https://github.com/FRC900). The 2015CommandAndControlBeta repository contains an (as of writing, unfinished) port of our swerve drive code to the new Command and Control schema for LabVIEW. Meanwhille, the vision team has been working on our vision libraries. Zebravision 3.0 is a vision program designed to detect bins from the 2015 FRC game. Zebravision 3.5 is development of new vision programs and techniques for upcoming games. Again, all of our code can be found on the team's Github page.
Tonight we sent four leadership students to meet with the JoCo Robo's at Johnston County Community College. We discussed what we've learned from our experience and gave them some good advice so they can avoid our many, many past mistakes. We'd like to give them a huge thanks for inviting us out, and we hope we can work with them again, hopefully at district champs!
You've seen us build a robot in 7 hours, now watch us do it in 6 weeks, all from the comfort of your couch. We've procured a high definition 1080P security camera that is network streamable and we will record the entire build process of our robot, and release this video at the end of the season. We'll use OpenCV and video editing software to strip out the few hours a day when we aren't in the lab, so you get just the good parts!
Here is some information about what we did at our last meeting:
We've been assigning homework at the regular meetings for the past two weeks; it isn't hard, we promise. If you haven't quite kept up with them, that's okay, but you should probably check your email if you don't know what they are. If you've done both the homeworks, there may be a reward in your future!
We will be watching a movie in Hunt Classroom from 6-9 on Saturday, October 17th. If you don't know where that is, meet in the lab at 6. This is just a fun thing so we can spend time together as a team. The movie will be determined via survey responses, so check your email and come hang out with us!
Are you not able to make it to our Saturday interest meeting?
We will be having a make-up interest meeting in the lab on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:30-8:00 in the lab. If you don't go to NCSSM, go to the Bryan Lobby (the main lobby) and look for someone in zebra pants to walk you over.
We will cover the same material and you can ask all the questions you want! Feel free to come if you are a high school student (or parent of a high school student) interested in being involved with our team and cannot make it to our Saturday meeting!