Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2018 Control System Beta

Congratulations Team!

We have been selected to participate in the 2018 Beta Testing program for FIRST! This is a huge honor and responsibility, as there are only 30 teams globally who were selected for each language, and many of those spots are being held by long-time Championship-level teams that have been beta teams for several years.  We are specifically assigned to test the new version of LabVIEW and the respective FIRST code libraries.

So what does this entail for us?  We will be thoroughly testing the 2018 software and potentially new hardware ahead of most teams.  We have to document what we’ve learned.  We need to give feedback to FIRST and their suppliers.  We need to share what we’ve learned and become an authoritative contact for other teams.  Like I said above, this is a huge responsibility.

This will take the efforts of the entire team, as we will have to get both Toasty and Moldy back into competition shape.  Specific to the process that FIRST uses, I need to collect 9 other official participants (students and mentors), as soon as possible.  If you are interested, just post below or send me an e-mail indicating your interest.

-- Len

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