FRC Steamworks Team Update 06

Team Update posted 01/27/2017

The sixth Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Pilots! Pay attention to the clarification on fully cranking a rotor, the turn counter will reset to 0 if you get distracted, don’t have 3 rotations, and come back to it later.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 04

Team Update posted 01/20/2017

The fourth Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Some edits to setting up the pits at competitions, more info on touchpads, and other competition info.

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Year Two

FIRST Memories

  • 1997 HYPER Team Shirt

One of my favorite robots for sure…and the year FIRST probably started creating new rules based on teams like ours…

One of the things you should notice here in my second musings is how, in the early years, our team gear changed from year to year and involved student created artwork. Recent alums are used to our professional looking Team HYPER shirts [more on this in future musings…] but the early years involved more student driven inspiration and changed from year to year. It helped that we also had lots of wall space in the CTE to draw on and create art…those days seem long gone.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 03

Team Update posted 01/17/2017 12:50pm

The third Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Anyone thinking of trying out for the Human Player (Pilot) position should pay attention to S07.

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Year One

FIRST Memories

  • 1996 HYPER Team Shirt

…Oh, the memories…

Many years ago, I wrote a “Mr. Long’s Musings” for our website as the build season moved along and certain things caught my attention. Over the holidays prior to this FIRST season, I came across my stash of team gear that I have collected over the years and immediately wanted to use that gear to reinstate my musingsā€¦ it may be simply that I am aging ungracefully and wish to live in the past, but it is equally likely that I wish to remember some age-old truths and remember/thank a few people along the way.

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FRC Steamworks Team Update 01

The first Team Update has been published for this year’s game. Be sure to stay up to date with these, as they can add, change, or clarify rules to the game.

Key piece of information in this one is the capacity of the two goals. 70 fuel for the low, 150 fuel for the high.

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