Monday, September 15, 2014

This Week in FRC Sep 8th-14th 2014

Simbot Seminar Series

The Simbots are an amazing team. So amazing in fact that they are going to teach everyone else how to be amazing. Karthik Kanagasabapathy and several other Simbotics mentors will be hosting Seminars each week on various FRC topics. This is absolutely huge for the community. Karthik's strategy talk has been standing room only nearly every time he has given it at FRC Championship.

The seminars start October 1st and will last through the fall. Check out this CD thread for all the details.

If you just can't wait till the 1st, how about (re)watching Karthik's Effective Strategy talk from Championship 2013.

Gateway Robotics Challenge 2014

The inaugural GRC was this past weekend at Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis, MO. 

Congratulations to the event champions FRC#2481, FRC#1985 (the host team), and FRC#3397.

Winning Alliance (Courtesy of 2481)

The finalist were Team Titanium FRC#1986, FRC#4256, & a pre-rookie team.

We haven't been able to find any video of the event but check out the rest of the photos posted by the Roboteers.

CD Threads of The Week

OCCRA Rules Release

What is T-Boning? (explains the concept of a friction pin, ways teams are preventing it, and ways teams are using it effectively.)

Web Hosting Services

FRC Blog

Safety Superheroes & Comic Con
If you're interested in the safety animation, make sure you submissions are in by December 11th.

Friends Don't Let Friends Miss Event Registration
Another reminder that both you main and alternate contacts have to pass Youth Protection Training before you will be able to register for events.

- Spectrum

“It sounds obvious to say you should only work on problems that exist. And yet by far the most common mistake startups make is to solve problems no one has.” - Paul Graham

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