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Last FRC 830 Match of the Season

March 31st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Last FRC 830 Match of the Season)

Team 830 had it’s last meet of the season at Livonia yesterday. Everyone came together and finally got the robot to a competitive state. I have no doubt that if we had gotten the robot to this state by the beginning of the first meet we would have made it to states. It was most of the team’s rookie year (both student’s and mentors) and by all measures I think we did fantastic. By the end of the competition we were making three point shots all the way from across the field (over fifty feet!). Despite being ranked twenty first after the qualifying rounds the students were not selected to move on to the elimination round. However, the students received the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers award for best business plan. Team 830 has big ideas about how we can raise money for the team over the summer, and I am excited to see where that leads. Below is a video I captured a video of our last match of the season.


March 26th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Ann Arbor | automation | Automation Alley | demo | Education | FIRST | Fun! | robots - (Comments Off on ROBOTS FIGHT!)

FRC830 has our second competition of the season in Livonia this weekend. We had the competition bot unbagged for a few hours today and decided to give our drivers some time to practice.

PyCon Talk and Tutorial

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin in code | computer vision | demo | Education | Open Source | PyCon | SightMachine | SimpleCV - (Comments Off on PyCon Talk and Tutorial)

I wanted to put all of my PyCon stuff in one place for easy reference. When I get a moment to breathe I want to do a write up about what it took to put everything together.

Here is the short talk I gave.

Here are the slides from the tutorial:

The course materials can be found in this github repo.

Here is the full three hour tutorial: