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FIRST Robotics

006 VISP Mentoring a FIRST Robotics Team thumbnail

In this episode of the VI Shots LabVIEW podcast I chat with Crystal Drumheller from W.L.Gore and Associates in Flagstaff Arizona and Justin Goeres from JKI. Before Crystal worked for her current employer, she worked for National Instruments. That’s where she got the LabVIEW bug and hasn’t looked back. Both Crystal and Justin mentor FIRST Robotics teams and […] Read more

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In this (our first!) episode of the VI Shots podcast, we chat with Ben Zimmer of Enable training and Consulting. We discuss how he started using LabVIEW and how he’s built a growing business around providing training materials. He also talks about his interesting journey as a mentor to FIRST robotics teams and how that […] Read more

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Team 1717 – FIRST Robotics thumbnail

This video is from my trip to Atlanta for the 2008 FIRST Robotic Championship.

New FIRST robotics controller – Interviews and Opinions thumbnail

  The big announcement this year at the FIRST robotics finals in Atlanta was the new robot controller from National Instruments. This new controller called cRIO runs a real-time OS and can be programmed using LabVIEW. The power of this new technology will open the door for new and more interesting challenges for future FIRST […] Read more

NITRO – Ball shooting cRIO powered FIRST Robotics demo bot thumbnail

  Another video taken at the FIRST final competition of 2008 in Atlanta. NI built a robot called NITRO to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of the new cRIO controller that will be used by the competition teams this year. In addition to a cool ball shooting mode, NITRO has some advanced image analysis capabilities. Here […] Read more