What's New

The 2014 game, Aerial Assist, has been released
A clean slate for a new year and a new season
Madera finalists and quarterfinalists
We are (almost) moved to our new room and the school year is almost here.
See you at SVR!

Jerry Morrison (FIRST Team 971) and Ron Crane (FIRST Team 670)

A high speed video camera is very useful for testing, measuring, calibrating, and debugging robot mechanisms. It's like an oscilloscope for mechanical engineers.

Equipment needed

  • A high speed video camera like the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200. (It can record video at 30, 120, 240, 480, and 1000 fps.)
  • Bright light.
  • (No tripod needed. These are fast shutter times.)

Let's start with some examples from the FRC 2013 season ("Ultimate Ascent").

Frisbee launch and flight from a circular shooter prototype (120 fps):

We have released our entry to the 2013 game, Ultimate Ascent.
The Sacramento Regional is just a few days away and we are excited to be going!
1/4 scale model of the pyramid
TheBlueAlliance.com has links for the kickoff video, live at 7:30am PST Saturday January 5th, and for the 2013 FRC Game Manual and Administrative Manual PDFs. Some of us watch the video from home, then print and read the Game Manual before going to MVHS. For extra fun and focus, play Buzzword Bingo during the kickoff speeches.

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