FRC 971 Computers - Computing System Design Document


Team IT and Computer System Administration Documentation

This page provides an overview of our team IT and computer system.  NASA (Michael's employer) and Legacy One (Jai's Uncle) have generously donated many machines to the team.  In December 2011, the team purchased six used CAD workstations.  The robotics.mvla.net server hosts the team's subversion repository that is used for CAD, software, and other documents.

Use the IT Routine Updates page as a guide for updating the computers and building new ones.

Manuals and Specifications

System Logs

CAD Workstations.  Note that the in the Xeon naming, the supplementary character in front of the model-number represents the thermal rating: an L depicts a thermal design power (TDP) of 40 W or 50 W, an E depicts 80 W whereas an X is 120 W TDP or above.

  • FRC 2016-8: HP Z600 with Xeon X5660@2.8 GHz 6 Cores, 24 GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk, Wi-FI WIN 10, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics, $265.50 ($232.50 + $35 shipping from sevarius) from Ebay Oct 17, 2016
  • FRC 2016-7: HP Z600 with Xeon X5560@2.8 GHz 4 Cores, 24 GB RAM, 2TB Hard Disk, Wi-FI WIN 10, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics, $272.50 ($237.50 + $35 shipping from sevarius) from Ebay Oct 17, 2016
  • FRC 2016-6: HP Z600 with Xeon X5650@2.67 GHz 6 Cores, 24 GB RAM, 2TB Hard Disk, WI-FI WIN 10, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics, $285.50 ($250.50 + $35 shipping from sevarius) from Ebay Oct 17, 2016
  • FRC 2016-5: HP Z600 with Xeon E5650@2.67 GHz, 24 GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk, AMD FirePro V3900 graphics, has bent top front corner on right side cover by Z600.  $261.83 ($249.83 + $12 shipping from amdrecycling) from ebay June 8, 2016.  Windows 10 installed Sept 2016.
  • FRC 2016-4: HP Z600 with Xeon E5650@2.67 GHz, 24 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk, ATI FirePro V (FireGL V) graphics.  $306.01 ($224.50 + 22.45 tax + 59.06 shipping from belmonttr) from ebay May 27, 2016.  Windows 10 installed Sept 2016.
  • FRC 2016-3: HP Z600 with Xeon E5520@2.27 GHz, 12 GB RAM, no hard disk (Used 500 GB disk from 2015-3), 2 each of NVIDIA Quadro FX 580.  $169.69 ($97 + 72.69 shipping from msc_sales) from ebay Feb 23, 2016.  Windows 10 installed Sept 2016.
  • FRC 2016-2: HP Z600 with Xeon E5620@2.40GHz, 12GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX580 $216.88 ($185.50 + 31.38 shipping from computerpartdiscounters505 from ebay Jan 16, 2016.
  • FRC 2016-1: HP Z600 with Xeon X5650@2.67 GHz, 12 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics card, Windows7-64bit. $273.50 ($238.50 + 35 shipping from amdrecycling) from ebay Jan 6, 2016.
  • FRC 2015-4: HP Z600 with 2 each Xeon X5620@2.40 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk, NVIDIA Quadro K4000 graphics card/Windows7-64bit.  $244.44 sans K4000 card ($203.51 + 40.93 shipping from regencytechnologies) from ebay Aug 21, 2015.
  • FRC 2015-3: HP Z600 with Xeon E5620@2.40 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 each 500 GB Hard Disks (one hard disk put in 2016-3 Sept 2016), NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics card, Windows7-64bit.   $243 ($200 + $18 tax + $25 shipping from comcycle_pa) from ebay July 7, 2015.
  • FRC 2015-2: HP Z600 with Xeon X5650@2.67 GHz, 8 GB RAM2 each 500 GB Hard Disks, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics card, Windows7-64bit.  $272.89 ($272.89 from mirseller) from ebay July 7, 2015. (Put one of these hard disks in FRC 2016-1 after that hard disk failed with a SMART error 6/26/16 Michael)
  • FRC 2015-1: HP Z600 with Xeon E5620@2.40 GHz, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk, NVIDIA K4000 graphics card/Windows7-64bit.  Came with Quadro NVS 300 graphics card.  $251.99 ($222.00 + $29.99 shipping from ) from ebay Jan 26, 2015.  (Installed 500 GB Hard Disk from FRC2015-2 6/26/16.  Used Norton Ghost 15.0)
  • FRC 2014-1: HP Z600 with Xeon X5570@2.93 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk, NVIDIA K4000 graphics card/Windows7-64bit. $208.03 ($172.50 + 15.53 tax + $20 shipping from comcycle_pa) from ebay Dec 9, 2014.
  • FRC 2014-2: HP xw4400 with NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI graphics card/Windows7-64bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, 6600@2.40 GHz (Think this was my old home computer.  I loaned it to Bahar for CAD work 11/30/16)
  • FRC 2011-1: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card/Windows7-64bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
  • FRC 2011-2: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card/Windows7-64bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, E6750 @ 2.66 GHz, Was last in lab by door to classroom.  Ready to load to a student 12/4/16.  Swapped graphics cards with 2011-6 when robotics.mvla.net server died on 4/6/17.  Cleaned the failed card and now it works and is installed in 2011-2.
  • FRC 2011-3: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card/Windows7-64bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, E6750 @ 2.66 GHz, Was last under lab conference room table.  Died after it was pulled out 12/5/16.  I removed the K4000 graphics card and put it in the trophy cabinet.  Saved memory in there too.  Put the 80 GByte hard disk in 2011-4.
  • FRC 2011-4: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card
  • FRC 2011-5: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card/Windows7-64bit, 3 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, E6750 @ 2.66 GHz, 80 GB disk with 14.5 GB free.  Was last in lab as left computer on desk below whiteboard.  Read to loan to a student 12/5/16
  • FRC 2011-6: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card.  This machine was converted to the robotics.mvla.net server in December of 2016. Machine died 4/6/17.  Bad graphics card.  Swapped the card with one in 2011-2. 
  • FRC 2011-7: HP xw4600 with NVIDIA 3500 graphics card.  This machine was called 2011-1 while it was being built.  I changed that when I remembered the xw6400 workstation with the same name.
  • FRC 2010-1, hp Compaq d530 CMT serial #
  • FRC 2010-2dc7700C/Windows7/32 bit, 1GB RAM, Core2 6400@2.13GHz, E6400/80hnw/1.0L/D4K us, serial # 2UA7310S97 and  P/N GB636US#ABA, HP 170? Monitor serial number
  • FRC 2010-3, dc7700C/
  • FRC 2010-4, dc7700C/Windows7/64 bit, 3 GB RAM, Core2 6400@2.13GHz, 80 GByte hard disk, Radon X1600 Graphics. Ready to surplus 12/3/16
  • One of the 2010 desktops was loaned to Adrian for CAD work Jan 2012.

Decommissioned

  • FRC 2011-1: Could not get USB drivers to work reliably so this machine was decomissioned December 2014.  HP xw6400 with nVIDIA 3500 graphics card/Windows7-32bit, 2 GB RAM, Xeon 5160 @ 3.00 GHZ, Installed on 1/6/14 an AutoCAD Performance Driver on 2011-1.  NVIDIA Graphics Driver Version 307.45.  Quadro FX 3500, Windows 7 32-bit, AutoCAD Performance Driver, Driver Files Details shows version 8.17.13.0745 with a 2012 copyright date.  This upgrade from the default Windows one helped a lot.

Other

  • Notes on how Michael set up debian wheezy.
  • Ly Nguyen lets us use his desktop machine for presentations.  MV_R522_T7\robotics.  10/01/2013

Loan Log

  • Taylor has one of the 9x monitors.  Dec 2013.  Michael

Laptops

Four Samsung NP905S3G Notebook computers were purchased by Michael for the team in June and July of 2016.  All of them dual boot into both Debian 8.5 and Windows 10.

  • FRC971-2016-6 krypton: Used by Michael for code support.
  • FRC971-2016-7 cobalt: Used by Wyn for managing the team.
  • FRC971-2016-8 platinum: 
  • FRC971-2016-9 gold: 

David Smith figured out how to get surplus laptops donated to the team by Google in 2014.  All five of them are Lenovo T400 ThinkPads with 4 GB RAM, Intel Core2 Duo P9500 2.56 GHz CPUs, and 80 GB (74 GB formatted) Fujitsu disk drives.  The BIOS is dated October 13, 2009 which is probably a good indication of their age.

  • 2014-1 Scout.  Michael used this one to set up robots for CalGames 2015.  This is the one Edward found in the lab and took to MadTown 2015.  Put it in robotics lab.  Nov 2015 Michael (found this one had a cracked screen in August 2016 - Wyn).  Dave Smith fixed this computer by taking the screen off of Cobalt and putting it on this computer.  Sept 10, 2016.
  • 2014-2 Stats.  Dave Smith had this one at his house and used it for scouting.  Put it the robotics lab.  Nov 2015 Michael
  • 2014-3 Notes.  In heater closet.  Has NI and robot configuration software on it.  Nov 2015 Michael
  • 2014-4 Nickel.  Michael uses this one and keeps it up to date with NI and robot configuration software.  Nov 2015 Michael
  • 2014-5 Cobalt.  Wyn uses this one.  Nov 2015 Michael (motherboard died in August 2016 - Wyn).  Dave Smith took the screen off of this computer and put it on Scout.  Scout now works.  Recycled 10/16/16 by Michael.

Daniel Petti's Dad, Chris, gave us three monitors and two laptops Dec 2012.  Michael, Dianne Silverman, and C.H. Goh set them up.  C.H. reset the administrator password on one of them.  Dianne installed updates and Solidworks.  Dec 15, 2012  Michael

  • FRC 2012-1, ASUS, Windows7/32bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 GHz
  • FRC 2012-2,

We have 5 programming laptops from 2011.

  • FRC 2011-1, Uranium: CNU77300LZB, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2 GB RAM
    • Users
      • 2012-01-01:  Michael uses this one and uses it as a master image for updating the other laptops.
    • 2012-06-02:  Made a full disk image using dd to be used as a clone image for other machines.
    • 2012-01-29:  Made a full disk image using dd to be used as a clone image for other machines.
    • Windows
      • 2012-01-28:  Copied Americium image.  Want to make a new base system with all of the 2012 season software installed.  Completed this setup late this day.
      • 2012-01-27:  Looks like it is set up to download cRIO images for 2011 season.  Backed this up using Norton Ghost to 20120127_FRC971_HP_nc8430_2011-1_Uranium
    • Debian
      • 2012-01-28:  Cloned from Americium image.
  • FRC 2011-2, Plutonium:CNU7070LJN, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2 GB RAM (1 GB RAM expansion taken from Americium 7/29/14 by Michael)
    • Users
      • 2014-07-27:  In robotics lab
      • 2012-01-29:  Loaned to Morgan Smith to be used for programming.
    • Windows
      • 2014-07-27:  Clean install of Windows 7.  Deleted the Debian partition too.  Thinking about using this as a master computer.
      • 2012-01-29:  Cloned from Uranium.  First try at cloning entire disk using dd.
      • 2012-01-27:  Backed up.  Looks like a clean copy of XP Pro without any FRC code on it.  Probably last updated June 18, 2011.
    • Debian
      • 2014-07-27:  None installed.  Wiped off by Windows 7 install.  Michael
      • 2012-01-29:  Cloned from Uranium.  First try at cloning entire disk using dd.
  • FRC 2011-3, Americium:CNU72321J5, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2 GB RAM (1 GB taken from 2011-5 which was broken at the time.  Nov 2015 Michael)
    • Users
      • 2015-11-25:  Stored in Lab.
      • 2012-01-20:  Loaned to Maxwell Taylor to be used for programming.  He is working with Ben and Dave to model the vision system on the playing field.
      • 2012-01-20:  Ben used it for a while.
      • 2011-09-xx:  Gave it to John Fitch to use for CAD training.
    • Windows
      • 2015-11-13:  Michael installed Windows 10 using the entire disk using the USB drive that Ly gave him.  It would not run the robot radio configuration tool.
      • 2012-01-25:  Michael backed up the Windows side to be used as a clone image for other machines.  It is a pristine and fully updated copy without any FRC code on it.
      • 2012-01-20:  Maxwell is using this one as of Jan 20, 2012.  Michael cloned the Jan 16, 2012 Berkelium backup to this machine for Maxwell and Ben.
    • Debian
      • 2015-11-13:  Overwritten by Windows 10 install.  Michael
      • 2012-01-25:  Michael backed up the Linux side to be used as a clone image for the other machines.  I cloned Parker's Berkelium and then Parker cleaned it up for Maxwell.
  • FRC 2011-4, Berkelium: CNU72321NC, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2 GB RAM - has Debian Squeeze.
    • Users
      • 2013-03-11:  George Taylor - help with autonomous code.
      • 2011-06-03:  Michael has it.
      • 2011 Season:  Parker used this one.
    • 2012-06-03:  Updated to baseline image by a dd clone of Uranium by Michael
    • 2013-03-11:  Gave it to George Taylor to help us with autonomous code.
  • FRC 2011-5, Californium: CNU7241876, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 1 GB RAM - has Debian Squeeze. 
    • Hardware
      • 2015-11-25:  A note on the computer says that it does not boot.  It is in the Robotics Lab.
      • 2015-11-01:  1 GB of the original 2 GB was put in 2011-1 Americium by Michael
    • Users
      • Brian uses this one starting with the 2011 build season.
    • Windows
      • 2012-06-02:  Michael cloned it from Uranium using Norton Ghost so that Brian would be able to run the cRIO imaging tool.
    • Linux: Updated to Squeeze by cloning Berkelium Sept 17, 2011
  • RC 2009-1, Germanium: Serial number MXL7310YB8, p/n EM741AV, Warr 3/3/0, 2GB RAM
    • Users
      • Austin uses this one.  I think he started using it in late 2011.  Michael
    • Windows
      • 2012-06-03:  Updated to baseline image by a dd clone of Uranium by Michael
      • 2012-06-02:  Michael cloaned it from Uranium using Norton Ghost so that it would have the latest build.
      • 2011-10-01:  Mcihael cloned it from Californium.
    • Debian
      • 2012-06-03:  Updated to baseline image by a dd clone of Uranium by Michael
      • 2011-10-01:  Updated to Squeeze by cloning Californium
  • FRC 2009-2, Arsenic: CNU7190XQG, p/n GE542UP#ABA
    • Users
      • 2015-11-25:  Michael uses this one all of the time.  Has used it for more than a year.
    • Debian
      • 2015-11-25:  I am pretty sure it has Jessy on it.
  • FRC 2009-3, Selenium: CNU7190XFV, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2 GB RAM
    • Windows XP Pro
      • 2012-01-15:  Michael succeeded in configuring this one so that it could image the cRIO.
      • 2012-Summer:  Michael cloned the XP OS from another system after Parker mistakenly reformatted it from Linux.
    • Debian
      • 2012-01-27:  Copied Americiam 2012-01-25 image.
      • Parker is using this one for his Linux programming for the 2011 Season
  • FRC 2009-4, Bromine: CNU7190ZZ, p/n GE542UP#ABA
    • 2012-01-29:  Doing a full dd clone of Uranium to make it a programming laptop.

Old Dell Laptops - Jai's uncle donated these to the team long ago.  Michael uses them for Botball training.  Some are dying.

Dell Latitude D610 laptops from One Legacy.  As of March 2011, all of them but MIT have CIS Benchmarks.

  • FRC D610-1, Cal: CYYW4-G4KJR-RH4PT-GB94Q-Y8XXT, Service Tag DC2PS91, Express Service Code 29028326725. 1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Wyn uses this one.
  • FRC D610-2, Olin: P4H3G-4QJKG-RTD6T-CHC8K-JGMYB, Service Tag 1NP4L91, Express Service Code 3609708949.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Michael uses this one.
  • FRC D610-3, Stanford: JDQY4-4XM3G-J6BXV-3YPXC-MKTG6, Service Tag 2P9YJ81, Express Service Code 5881946833.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Battery gets hot occasionally.  Does not charge higher than 98%
  • FRC D610-4, MIT: RQFFW-CTFRX-V8T6J-T6C9F-2QR9D, Service Tag 4C2PS91, Express Service Code 9437285701.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Does not have CIS benchmarks installed and is probably missing software too.  The wired network port does not work.  The wired port does work.

Dell laptops from One Legacy - I think these are all Latitude D600 computers.  I think they showed up in 2008.

  • Platinum, FCQ4C-D3XBY-BDPXR-B78JQ-69WW3, Service Tag 5N4PC51, 1.6 GHz, 512 MBytes (originally had 1GB), 20 GBytes, 9.2 free.  Might be running clocked down.
    • 2012-02-29: Swapped memory with Mercury.  Now only has 512 MB of RAM.
    • 2011-06-26: Hard disk started giving errors during a full backup.  The machine continues to work but should not be trusted.
    • This is the one that I did a lot of driver testing on.  I reloaded the drivers and some of the software several times so it might have an issue although I doubt it.  This machine has a 30 GB hard disk and I left a sizable partition open for debian.  Has "Dell Wireless 1450 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card" which works nicely on the network.  I did the original Dell driver download for this machine.  Completed on 3/12/10.
  • Gold, V9T33-8VCHJ-39WMK-M7M78-YGXPM, Service Tag DMR4J41, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 512 MBytes, 13 GB Win XP w/5.5 free.
    • (From the dell driver download page, this machine looks like it might be similar to Platinum.
  • Mercury, H9Q8H-WFJYJ-GDBRF-R6QXD-9YFCM, Service Tag JD15P31, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 1 GB (originally had 512 MB), 18.6 GB Win XP w/6.7 free. Michael uses this one as of 2/29/12.
    • 2012-02-29: Swapped memory with Mercury.  Now has 1 GB of RAM.
    • 2011-07-01 Installed Squeeze.
      • I had to download firmware from the web.  To get the tg3_tso.bin file, I found it in the firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb package that can be obtained from the firmware.tar.gz file from cdimage.debian.org.  I installed this pakage on helium with dpkg --install linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb and then copied the file from helium:/lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin.  You can view a package contents with dpkg --contents name.deb and find otu more information about it with dpkg -L firmware-linux-nonfree.deb.  I deleted the package with dpkg --purge linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb.  I found the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 ipw2100-1.3.fw firmware file by searching the web on it's name.  There are two other ipw2100-1.3-[ip].fw files in the zip.  I don't think that they are need but just in case they are needed, I left the ipw2100-fw-1.3.tgz file. I saved both the files and the tar file here.
    • 2011-07-01 Swapped disk from Boron (30 GB Fujitsu dated 2003) and with the one in Mercury.  The Boron disk was dated 2003.
    • 2011-January The disk died again and I installed one that Ogen gave me.  It makes a lot of noise.  It was dated 2000.  I gave the machine to Ben to use for a while.  He returned it.
    • 2010-03-11 Jai gave Michael the laptop and asked that it be rebuilt.  I did a fresh install using the entire 20 GB disk, used driver and applications scripts to install the software.  Did full set of updates.  I had to go back and enter the service tag number into the Dell website to get the correct driver for the wireless card.  It has an "Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adaptor".  This card did not work so nicely.  It is an "a" and "b" card but not a "g" card and I had trouble connecting it to the network.  I uninstall the "Windows Search" software.  I don't know how it got on the machine.  This machine only listed a few (say 6) driver patches from the Dell website.  Completed 3/12/10.
  • Lead, QWCTR-7D78F-XH6QM-BVJG4-96KFG, Service Tag HZNZN41?, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 1GB, 22.6 GB Win XP w/12.5 free.
    • The Dell driver page showed many 22 drviers which is simmilar to Platinum.  Windows Update found a hardware driver for the wireless card and installed it.  The wireless card started working after that.

SVN and web server

Wireless cards for desktop computes

  • TP-Link Archer T1U 5 GHz only with up to 433 Mbps speed USB wireless adapter.  Purchase 2 from Amazon 10/4/16.  I had a hard time finding the Windows 10 drivers.  There are also Linux drivers for it.  This is a really small USB network adapter.  It only sticks out about 1/4" from the computer.
  • AirLink 101 AWLH3028 wireless 802.11G PCI adapter.  This card was sold before Windows 7 came out.  I found some directions explaining that the chip manufacture had a driver that would work but was not supported.  The driver comes with a rather lame readme that I followed with much difficulty.  After that, I spent well over an hour trying to get it to work.  Finally I went to the Network Properties (start it by typing ncpa.cpl in Run) Control Panel right clicked on the "Wireless Network Connection" device and selected "Enable" and then I was able to connect to a network.  I was surprised that it was not enabled already.  Here is copy of the Atheros_AR2414(AWLH4130)_Win7driver.zip driver zip file that I saved in case I need to install it again.  Once installed, is showed up as "11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II" in the Network Adapters section of the Device Manager.  It has version number 8.0.0.316 dated 3/2/2010 with driver files Windows/system32/DRIVERS/athrx.sys and Windows/system32/drivers/vwifibus.sys with company name Atheros Communications Inc.  A big thanks goes out to Atheros Comminications Inc for providing the driver.  Michael 2/15/15.
    • 7/25/15 I installed the AirLink 101 AWLH3028 wireless adapter and drivers on another computer.
      • Installed the adapter first.
      • Ran the setup.exe program.
      • Rebooted (not sure that was needed but that is what I did).
      • Opened the Device Manager. (search in the Start search box to find it)
        • Found a Network adapter with a flag saying that it was not working.  I deleted it.
        • Somehow got it to find the device (maybe I ran Search for new hardware or something like that).
        • Went to Browse my computer for driver software.
        • Went to Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
        • Choose Atheros Communications Inc. and then 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II (Atheros Communications Inc. and next to install the driver.
        • In the Windows Start, run ncpa.cpl to start the Network Adapter Control panel.
        • Right click on the "Wireless Network Connection"/"11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II" and select "Connect/Disconnect" to connect to a network.  Find a network and connect to it.
  • Rosewill RNX-G1W wireless adapter.  This was easy to install.  I downloaded the (digital_signed)_rnx-g1-g1w-g1lx_win7_2.0.zip (local copy) zip file and ran the setup.exe file.  After rebooting the system, I plugged in the adapter and was able to use the network fine.  Michael 7/25/15.

Printers

We commonly want to print CAD drawings out to make parts, so we have prints out in room 522. They are set up with Google Cloud Print and shared with the team google group so that anybody on the team can easily print to them from any computer. We do not have "Cloud Print Ready" printers which connect directly to the internet, so this has to get set up on each computer they get plugged in to over USB.

Using a printer that has already been set up is easy:

  1. Open the file you want to print in Chrome (file:///C:/ is a good place to start on Windows machines).
  2. Print (like normal).
  3. Hit the "Change..." button to change the printer, sign in to your google account (any account that's part of the group), and select the printer you want to print to. The computer it's attached to (the print computer) has to be on and the team account has to be logged in.  Google Chrome does not have to be open on the print computer.

Here are the steps for setting it up (mostly from the Google Cloud Print Help page):

  1. Go to chrome://devices/ and click the "Add Printers" button.
  2. Sign in with a google account (it doesn't really matter whose).
  3. Check the boxes next to all of the actual printers (ie not the Fax and XPS Document Writer ones) and the bottom one (add new ones).
  4. Click the manage printers link and give it a reasonable name. This name should include "Team 971", which computer you are doing this from, and the model and/or some description of the printer.
  5. Share all the printers with the team (add "frcteam971@googlegroups.com" to the list of people who can print).
  6. The group owner has to accept the invitation and then everybody can print.

Software Log

Windows

  • The 2012 software page describes how we set up the programming computers and robot code for the 2012 competition season.

Linux/Debian

Grub - We use grub to control which OS is booted.

  • GRUB2 Documentation and tutorials.  The "CLASSIC SOLUTION" section of this Windows Erases Grub page talks about how to set Grub up without stage 1.5.
  • 2012-01-29:  We have had a problem with the Windows XP OS messing up grub.  This usually happens after running SolidWorks, but not every time.  The system simply hangs the next time the computer is booted.  It gives some cryptic error message.  Use the following directions to reinstall Grub.
    • To restore grub.  Boot the computer by using the Ultimate Boot CD Version 5.1.1.  To make your own Ultimate Boot CD, click on the "iso" image at the bottom of the download page and then burn it to a CD.  If the computer needs help booting on the CD, then try hitting "F9" right after seeing the first messages on the screen after turning on the computer.  Then Select:
      • HDD
      • Boot Management
      • Super Grub2 Disk V1.98s1
      • Use "c" to go to the grub command line
            set root=(hd0,2)
            linux /vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=/dev/sda3 ro
            initrd /initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
            boot  
    • To reinstall grub from linux use:
      • sudo grub-install /dev/hda   # Run this as root once the machine is booted.
  • 2011-12-27:  Windows keeps overwriting grub.  Brian found this supergrubdisk.org article that suggests configuring grub to skip state 1_5.  It looks like it might be worth trying.  The article also says that there is a Windows policy parameter that causes Windows to overwrite part of the grub installation.  It might be worth figuring out what this Windows policy parameter is and changing it.  Michael

SVN

  • 2012-12-27: Could not check in SolidWorks part and assembly files on 64 bit machines running "TortoisesSVN 1.7.3, Build 22386-64 Bit, 2011/12/16 15:01:39, Subversion 1.7.2"
    SVN would hang on an "SVN Commit...".  Found svn post that said it was a SolidWorks problem and a SolidWorks Forums post that said it was an SVN problem.  The SolidWorks Forums post suggested using some freeware software to disable the custom icons for parts and assemblies.  I object to running random software from the web and so I figured out how to do it with the registry editor.  I figured it out by reading about how to clean up your messy Windows context menu and how to create icon handlers.  To fix the problem, I used regedit to rename two entries.  This breaks the drawing of these icons in Windows Explorer so we will probably want to downgrade to SVN version 1.6.
    • Rename HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SldAssem.Document\shellex\IconHandler to IconHandler_doNotUse_SVN_Broken_Schuh
    • Rename HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SldPart.Document\shellex\IconHandler to IconHandler_doNotUse_SVN_Broken_Schuh
    • Brian created a regedit script that simply deletes those 2 entries and creates other ones named "IconHandler_removed_for_SVN_to_work" so that it's obvious that this problem was fixed at least once on a given computer. It's at http://robotics.mvla.net/files/frc971/spartanrobotics.org/sysadmin/solidworks_registry_fix.reg. To use it, download it and then run it (and click Yes/Ok/whatever to all of the Windows warnings).

I wondered if the problem could be related to
  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{91238C69-246D-4423-83E4-2A075E284CB3}

not having a 1.0\0\win64 key with default value "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\sldwinshellextu.dll".  I tried creating one and it did not help.  I looked around and saw that other keys in close to the {91238C69-246D-4423-83E4-2A075E284CB3} key have win32 or win64.  I tried it with just the win64 key and that did not work either.

Backups

  • Debian
  • Windows
    • Norton Ghost Backup software - Used to make full image backups of Windows XP and Windows 7
      • After cloning to a new machine, update the computer name by going to "My Computer"/Properties.  Also start up Solidworks and reregister it.
      • 2012-06-02:  The "restore the disk label" was selected when I used restore to clone some machines.  They would not boot from grub because grub had the wrong disk ID.  Booting debian and running update-grub fixed this.

Old Logs:

NOTE:

The original of all the text below is located at the Schuh home.  That is the one that is kept current.  This one was created 11/20/11.  It may not be current.

Overview

These are the computers that we use for the FRC 971 team computing requirements

Computers

Machines are named after the year we acquired them and some other aspect of the computer.

  • FRC 2006-2
    • Original XP root password DnrcMhsfc1
    • FRC 2006-2 hardware and FRC06-2 software.
  • FRC 2007-1 SolidWorks/Oxygen
    • FRC 2007-1 - Michael's old NASA office computer with XP OS Restore disk from HP.  Restore disk is labeled "FRC 2007-1 9/6/7 2/2".  After the network would not work, Michael and Austin rebuilt the hard disk OS from scratch using the restore disk on 12/10/9.
    • Loaded Acrobat reader, flash player, Word viewer, Excel viewer, and PowerPoint and all patches and then backed up on 12/7/7.
  • Lithium
    • 15" Mac Powerbook G4
    • Travis uses this for team organization and management for a while and then moved to beryllium.
    • From NASA Ames donation fall 2007
  • Beryllium
    • 17" Mac Powerbook G4
    • Travis uses this for team organization and management after moving off of Lithium
    • From NASA Ames donation fall 2007
  • Compaq Laptops from NASA Ames in fall 2007
    • Boron
      • 2011-07-01 Swapped disk from Boron (30 GB Fujitsu dated 2003) and with the one in Mercury.  The Boron disk was dated 2003.
      • Debian Version Lenny Unstable Testing
    • Neon - Surplused by giving to Fred Worley 6/26/11 for FLL team
      • Parker used this computer to program the 2009 FRC (Lunacy) robots.
      • /dev/hda5 is running Debian Etch Stable (look at /etc/apt/sources.list to see where the packages are coming from) (This is the version that we use regularly, Oct 12, 2009)
        • Etch 2.6.24-1-686 as of Oct 12, 2009.  Fully upgraded as of this date.
      • /dev/hda1 is running Debian Version Lenny Unstable Testing.  This version is used to install the clone version of the OS on /dev/hda5.
      • Austin worked on getting the wireless card to work on this machine.  He used some packages that he copied over from hydrogen.  He did this so that the USB to serial converter would continue to work.
    • Hydrogen
      • I think this machine was used to program the 2008 FRC (Overdrive) robot.
      • Lenny Stable as of Oct 12, 2009 - fully updated without errors - Linux hydrogen 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 19 06:06:52 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
      • Debian Version Lenny Unstable Testing
      • Blank installation of Debian
    • Zinc
      • Lenny 2.6.28.7 Mar 7, 2009 fully upgraded as of Oct 12, 2009
      • Debian Version Lenny Unstable Testing (Lenny is stable as of Oct 12, 2009.)
      • Used to run the 2009 practice bot with Austin's custom driver station software.
        • Login with username "frc" with password "D...B..rd"
        • Type "startvds" and hit the "enter" key
        • Type "Control-C" to kill
        • Type "sudo halt" to shutdown
    • Tungsten - Windows XP Pro for CAD software - Surplused by giving to Fred Worley 6/26/11 for FLL team
      • Debian
      • Windows XP Professional from team owned version of XP software.
        • Has Solidworks Student edition
  • Xenon - Mac Desktop G5
    • From NASA Ames donation fall 2007
    • Model #A1047
    • EMC#1969
    • ODIN Serial #4400010743
  • FRC 2006-2
    • Original XP root password DnrcMhsfc1
    • FRC 2006-2 hardware and FRC06-2 software.
  • FRC 2008-1: hp Compaq d530 CMT serial #USU4340DX5 - Acquired May 30, 2008
    • For CAD use
  • FRC 2008-2: hp Compaq d530 CMT serial #USU426027R  - Acquired May 30, 2008
    • For CAD use
  • Dell laptops from One Legacy - I think these are all Latitude D600 computers.  I think they showed up in 2008.
    • Platinum, FCQ4C-D3XBY-BDPXR-B78JQ-69WW3, Service Tag 5N4PC51, 1.6 GH 1 GB, 20 GBytes, 9.2 free.  Might be running clocked down.
      • This is the one that I did a lot of driver testing on.  I reloaded the drivers and some of the software several times so it might have an issue although I doubt it.  This machine has a 30 GB hard disk and I left a sizable partition open for debian.  Has "Dell Wireless 1450 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card" which works nicely on the network.  I did the original Dell driver download for this machine.  Completed on 3/12/10.
    • Gold, V9T33-8VCHJ-39WMK-M7M78-YGXPM, Service Tag DMR4J41, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 512 MBytes, 13 GB Win XP w/5.5 free.
      • (From the dell driver download page, this machine looks like it might be similar to Platinum.
    • Mercury, H9Q8H-WFJYJ-GDBRF-R6QXD-9YFCM, Service Tag JD15P31, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 512 MBytes, 18.6 GB Win XP w/6.7 free.
      • 2011-07-01 Installed Squeeze.
        • I had to download firmware from the web.  To get the tg3_tso.bin file, I found it in the firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb package that can be obtained from the firmware.tar.gz file from cdimage.debian.org.  I installed this pakage on helium with dpkg --install linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb and then copied the file from helium:/lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin.  You can view a package contents with dpkg --contents name.deb and find otu more information about it with dpkg -L firmware-linux-nonfree.deb.  I deleted the package with dpkg --purge linux-nonfree_0.28_all.deb.  I found the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 ipw2100-1.3.fw firmware file by searching the web on it's name.  There are two other ipw2100-1.3-[ip].fw files in the zip.  I don't think that they are need but just in case they are needed, I left the ipw2100-fw-1.3.tgz file. I saved both the files and the tar file here.
      • 2011-07-01 Swapped disk from Boron (30 GB Fujitsu dated 2003) and with the one in Mercury.  The Boron disk was dated 2003.
      • 2011-January The disk died again and I installed one that Ogen gave me.  It makes a lot of noise.  It was dated 2000.  I gave the machine to Ben to use for a while.  He returned it.
      • 2010-03-11 Jai gave Michael the laptop and asked that it be rebuilt.  I did a fresh install using the entire 20 GB disk, used driver and applications scripts to install the software.  Did full set of updates.  I had to go back and enter the service tag number into the Dell website to get the correct driver for the wireless card.  It has an "Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adaptor".  This card did not work so nicely.  It is an "a" and "b" card but not a "g" card and I had trouble connecting it to the network.  I uninstall the "Windows Search" software.  I don't know how it got on the machine.  This machine only listed a few (say 6) driver patches from the Dell website.  Completed 3/12/10.
    • Lead, QWCTR-7D78F-XH6QM-BVJG4-96KFG, Service Tag HZNZN41?, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 1GB, 22.6 GB Win XP w/12.5 free.
      • The Dell driver page showed many 22 drviers which is simmilar to Platinum.  Windows Update found a hardware driver for the wireless card and installed it.  The wireless card started working after that.
  • Laptops Donated by NASA Ames August 2009 and January 2011.  HP/Compaq nc8430
    • FRC 2009-1, Germanium: Serial number MXL7310YB8, p/n EM741AV, Warr 3/3/0
      • Linux: Updated to Squeeze October 1, 2011 by cloning Californium
      • XP: Cloned from Californium Oct 1, 2011.
    • FRC 2009-2, Arsenic: CNU7190XQG, p/n GE542UP#ABA
    • FRC 2009-3, Selenium: CNU7190XFV, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • Parker is using this one for his Linux programming for the 2011 Season
    • FRC 2009-4, Bromine: CNU7190ZZ, p/n GE542UP#ABA
  • Dell Latitude D610 laptops from One Legacy.  As of March 2011, all of them but MIT have CIS Benchmarks.
    • FRC D610-1, Cal: CYYW4-G4KJR-RH4PT-GB94Q-Y8XXT, Service Tag DC2PS91, Express Service Code 29028326725. 1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Wyn uses this one.
    • FRC D610-2, Olin: P4H3G-4QJKG-RTD6T-CHC8K-JGMYB, Service Tag 1NP4L91, Express Service Code 3609708949.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Michael uses this one.
    • FRC D610-3, Stanford: JDQY4-4XM3G-J6BXV-3YPXC-MKTG6, Service Tag 2P9YJ81, Express Service Code 5881946833.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Battery gets hot occasionally.  Does not charge higher than 98%
    • FRC D610-4, MIT: RQFFW-CTFRX-V8T6J-T6C9F-2QR9D, Service Tag 4C2PS91, Express Service Code 9437285701.  1.73 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB memory.  Does not have CIS benchmarks installed and is probably missing software too.  The wired network port does not work.  The wired port does work.
  • Desktops donated by NASA Ames January 19, 2010.  HP/Compaq Model # 
    • FRC 2010-1, hp Compaq d530 CMT serial #
    • FRC 2010-2, dc7700C/E6400/80hnw/1.0L/D4K us, serial # 2UA7310S97 and  P/N GB636US#ABA, HP 170? Monitor serial number
    • FRC 2010-3, dc7700C/
    • FRC 2010-4, dc7700C/
  • Desktop donated by NASA Ames June 29, 2010. 
    FRC 2011-1, HP xw6400
    • Owner Name: FRC 971
    • Owner Org: MVHS Spartan Robotics
    • Computer Names: frc971-2011-1
    ODIN ID: 000656489, Monitor ODIN ID: 000953355
    HP CPU Serial Number: 2UA72713N1
    HP Model Number: xw6400X/XG3.00/F250/R2.0/FX35x/ US
    HP Part Number: GE637UP#ABA

    The Model number works out to:
    XG3.00 => Xeon 5160 3.00 GHz 4 MB/1333 DC* (Woodcrest)
    F =>  SATA 3 Gb/sec NCQ 7200
    250 => 250 GB Primary Drive
    R2.0 = 2 GBytes DDR2-667 ECC FBD
    FX35 = NVIDIA Quadro FX3500 256 MB PCI-E

    HP Restore disk ordered from 1-800-952-7689 for $10.93 ($10 + $0.93 tax and free first class shipping).  Order  number: 12108972.  Order date: Tuesday June 29, 2010.  Shipped Wednesday June 29, 2010 and arived Friday of the same week.  Shipped from Huston, Texas.

  • Laptops Donated by NASA Ames January 2011.  HP/Compaq nc8430
    • Machine Details
      • FRC 2011-1, Uranium: CNU77300LZB, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • FRC 2011-2, Plutonium:CNU7070LJN, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • FRC 2011-3, Americium:CNU72321J5, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • FRC 2011-4, Berkelium: CNU72321NC, p/n GE542UP#ABA - has Debian Squeeze.  Parker uses this one.
      • FRC 2011-5, Californium: CNU7241876, p/n GE542UP#ABA - has Debian Etch.  Brian uses this one starting with the 2011 build season.
        • Linux: Updated to Squeeze by cloning Berkelium Sept 17, 2011
    • Set the Debian disks up with a clone of the Selenium Debian etch installation in Jan 2011.  I did not do them all.  I did Berkelium and Californium for sure and may have only done Americium too.
      • Used ext3 for the user disk so I could do a detailed write/read scan of the disk as part of the make disk process.  Used mkfs.ext3 -c -c -j to make the filesystem with journaling and a write/read test of the disk.  xfs is supposed to be faster but does not have the "-c -c" option.  Jan 2011.
      • /etc: fdisk -l
        Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
        255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
        Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
           Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
        /dev/sda1   *           1        6502    52224448+   7  HPFS/NTFS
        Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
        /dev/sda2            6503        6526      192780   83  Linux
        /dev/sda3            6527        9602    24707970   83  Linux
        /dev/sda4            9603        9729     1020127+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
      • root[726] selenium /etc: df -h
        Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
        /dev/sda3              24G  5.3G   19G  23% /
        /dev/sda2             177M   15M  153M   9% /boot
      • # /etc/fstab: static file system information. 
        # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
        proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
        /dev/sda3       /               ext3    defaults        0       1
        /dev/sda2       /boot           ext2    defaults        0       2
        /dev/sda4       none            swap    sw              0       0
        /dev/hda        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
  • Laptops purchased new by the team for driver stations June? 2011 by Jai & Brandon?.  HP Pavilion dm 1 with Windows 7 Home Premium, 3 GB RAM, AMD E-350 Processor 1.6 GHz, 280 GByte hard disk
    • DriversStation1: Product LM822AV, Serial Number 5CH12211KQ, 1 yr:1 yr: 0 yr Warranty, has 60 GB SSD hard disk.  CustModel dm1z-3200
    • DriversStation2: Product LM822AV, Serial Number 5CH12211KR, 1 yr:1 yr: 0 yr Warranty, has regular hard disk.

    Software

    The computers will work best for the team if they have the following software installed.

    Windows Computers

    •  
      • Windows XP Professional
      • Solidworks
      • Acrobat Reader
      • Flash
      • Tortoise SVN
      • Firefox

    User Accounts

    The computers should be configured with the following user accounts and privileges.

    Windows Computers

    •  
      • Owner Name: FRC 971
      • Owner Org: MVHS Spartan Robotics
      • Computer Names: frc971-2008-1 and frc971-2008-2
      • Workgroup: HOME
      • Users: root and team
        • root - Administrator account with only a few people with this password
        • team - group account without admin or software installation privileges and with a password given to all team members.  The password is used to keep non team members from having easy access to the machine.
        • Other user accounts with user names like "Travis" and passwords only known by the users.  These accounts do not have admin or software installation privileges.

    Labeling

    Computer Labeling Notes from
    • September 27, 2009 - Labeled the four new NASA donated HP laptops.

      FRC 2009-4, Bromine
      Spartan Robotics FRC 971
      Mountain View HS
      Michael Schuh
      1630 Elmhurst Drive
      Los Altos, CA 94024
      (650) 965-8037 Home
      (650) 604-1460 Work
      Michael.Schuh@NASA.Gov

    • June 28, 2008
      • The CPU & rear of the monitor were labeled with an Elmer's Silver Metallic Painters medium pen and the monitor front, keyboard, and mouse were labeled with a blue fine point Sharpie.
      • CPU: Top rear "Donated by\nNASA Ames\nResearch\nCenter" & top front "Mountain View\nHigh School\nSpartan Robotics\nFRC Team 971\nComputer 2008-1"
      • Monitor Rear: Down the center area "Donated by\nNASA Ames\nResearch\nCenter" separated by horizontal line "Mountain View\nHigh Schuh\nSpartan Robotics\nFRC Team 971", and top left "Computer 2008-1"
      • Monitor Front: Top left "MVHS Spartan Robotics", top right "FRC Team 971", & Bottom left "2008-1"
      • Keyboard: Top right "MVHS Spartan Robotics\nFRC Team 971" & top left "2008-1"
      • Mouse: Top right "FRC Team 971" and top left "2008-1"

    Hardware

    The team has or has had these computers.

    • 2006 Donations from NASA Ames
      • FRC 2006-1: Compaq D510C/845G serial #W239KN8ZC011 Retired Oct 07.  The OS was redeployed to the Tungsten laptop. Disposed of Jan 23, 2014 by Michael.
    • 2007 Donations from NASA Ames
      • FRC 2007-1: HP/Compaq d530CMT serial #USU429058M Retired Jan 23, 2013 - gave to Luke.
        • Michael's old NASA office computer with original XP software.
      • Compaq Evo N800c Laptops from NASA Ames in fall 2007
        • Machines
          • Boron
          • Neon - Surplused by giving to Fred Worley 6/26/11 for FLL team
          • Hydrogen
          • Zinc
          • Tungsten - Surplused by giving to Fred Worley 6/26/11 for FLL team
        • Model Number:  N 800CP 200 P5 30 V C 252 US

          N800CP200P530VC252
          P/N 470049-138

          Processor 2.0 GHz-M on Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor
          Operating System Windows 2000
          Display 15-inch color TFT SXGA+
          Cache Memory 512KB, L2 Cache
          Memory Standard 256 MB 266 MHz SDRAM
          Maximum 1024 MB 266 MHz SDRAM
          Optical Drive DVD
          Hard Drive 30-GB SMART
          Communications Type III Mini PCI 56K (V.92) modem, (LOM) integrated 10/100 NIC
          Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon 7500, 64-bit video graphics
          Video memory 32-MB DDR SDRAM
          Audio JBL Pro Speakers with bass reflex and 16-bit stereo sound
          Pointing Device Dual Pointing Device
    •  
      • Other Mac CPU that has not been deployed.
    • 2008 Donations from NASA Ames
      • Common Configuration
        • Owner Name: FRC 971
        • Owner Org: MVHS Spartan Robotics
        • Computer Names: frc971-2008-1 and frc971-2008-2
        • Users: root and Travis
    • 2008 May donations from One Legacy.  Team member Jai Musunuri has a relative that works there and gave 971 the computers.  All of them came with a valid version of XP Pro.
      • Platinum    5N4PC51    12282534325
      • Gold    DMR4J41    29673987265
      • Mercury    JD15P31    42146870077
      • Lead    HZNZN41
    • Laptops Donated by NASA Ames August 2009.  HP/Compaq nc8430
      • FRC 2009-1, Germanium: Serial number MXL7310YB8, p/n EM741AV, Warr 3/3/0
      • FRC 2009-2, Arsenic: CNU7190XQG, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • FRC 2009-3, Selenium: CNU7190XFV, p/n GE542UP#ABA
      • FRC 2009-4, Bromine: CNU7190ZZ, p/n GE542UP#ABA
    • Desktops donated by NASA Ames January 19, 2010.  HP/Compaq Model # 
    • Laptops Donated by NASA Ames January 2011.  HP/Compaq nc8430
      • FRC 2011-1, Uranium: CNU77300LZB, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2GB RAM
      • FRC 2011-2, Plutonium:CNU7070LJN, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2GB RAM (memory taken from Americium by Michael.  Originally 1 GB RAM)
      • FRC 2011-3, Americium:CNU72321J5, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 1GB RAM (memory expansion removed and put in Plutonium 7/27/14 by Michael)
      • FRC 2011-4, Berkelium: CNU72321NC, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2GB RAM - has Debian Etch.
      • FRC 2011-5, Californium: CNU7241876, p/n GE542UP#ABA, 2GB RAM - has Debian Etch.  Brian uses this one starting with the 2011 build season.
    • Desktop donated by NASA Ames June 29, 2010.  FRC 2011-1, HP xw6400
      • FRC 2011-1, frc971-2011-1, HP CPU Serial Number: 2UA72713N1,HP Model Number: xw6400X/XG3.00/F250/R2.0/FX35x/ US,HP Part Number: GE637UP#ABA
    • Laptops purchased new by the team for driver stations June? 2011 by Jai & Brandon?.  HP Pavilion dm 1 with Windows 7 Home Premium, 3 GB RAM, AMD E-350 Processor 1.6 GHz, 280 GByte hard disk
      • DriversStation1: Product LM822AV, Serial Number 5CH12211KQ, 1 yr:1 yr: 0 yr Warranty, has 60 GB SSD hard disk.  CustModel dm1z-3200
      • DriversStation2: Product LM822AV, Serial Number 5CH12211KR, 1 yr:1 yr: 0 yr Warranty, has regular hard disk.

      Software

      • Windows XP Professional - We purchased two copies from the Microsoft store from Bendis when his son, Timmy, was on the team.  We call those FRC06-1 and FRC06-2.  They were originally installed on two donated machines from NASA Ames called 2006-1 and 2006-2.
        1. FRC06-1 Installed on Tungsten Laptop - Activation key from call to Microsoft of 321990-925223-721913-477201-902956-657910-600021-057095-168711.  Placed call on Sep 3, 2007.  Michael & Travis
        2. FRC06-2 Installed on FRC 2006-2
        3. FRC07-1 Restore CD purchased from HP for $10.83 in Sept 3, 07 by Michael.
      • Solidworks Student Edition - Donated to the team by Solidworks because Travis requested it from their website.  We have unlimited copies.  Each is good for 120 days from the date of installation or until November? 2008; whichever happens first.
        • Tungsten - Installed about October 10, 2007 and will expire about Feb 5, 2008

      System Log

      2007-12-24   Cloned Hydrogen onto Neon

      Cloning a computer notes from  root@hydrogen:'~austin/MichaelSchuh/CloneNotes.txt'

      2007-09-06   FRC 2007-1 HP/Compaq Restore CD

      The FRC2007-1 machine came with a clean hard disk and a product key on it.  Called HP support at (800) 474-6836 and they told me to call (800) 952-7689 and ask for a Restore CD.  I ordered one on 9/4/7 for $10.83 including tax and free slow shipping.  It was order number 2367095.  Michael Schuh