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1 Introduction to 2015 Control System
Experts: Kevin O’Connor, FRC Mike Copioli, Cross the Road Electronics Greg McKaskle, National Instruments Brad Miller, WPI Hosted By: Evan Morrison & Ty Tremblay, GameSense Speaker: GS Hosts, introduce Glenn and Collin

2 2015 Control System Overview
Process Timeline RFP posted - 8/29/2012 Proposals submitted - 12/14/12 Proposal selection - 12/28/12 Public announcement of partners – Championship 2013 Controller announcement – NI Week 2013 (8/8/13) Alpha Testing (9 teams) – 10/2013 to 8/2014 Beta Testing (90 teams) – 8/2014 to 12/2014 Partners National Instruments Cross The Road Electronics WPI AndyMark Kevin 3 Minutes

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4 RoboRIO Fewer power and data cables SW is highly compatible
Based on NI myRIO – using FPGA for I/O tasks Costs $435, weighs 12oz, fits in a quart zip-top bag 4 to 10x faster, dual core ARM, NI RT Linux Built-in CAN, Custom Electronics Port, USB Fewer power and data cables SW is highly compatible Greg 3 Minutes

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6 Power Distribution Panel + VRM
Comparison to PDB + 12v-15v Converter New Features CAN Monitoring Known 2014 Issues Addressed Mike 3 Minutes

7 Power Distribution Panel (PDP)

8 Voltage Regulator Module (VRM)

9 Pneumatics Control Module (PCM)
Comparison to Solenoid Breakout New Features Known 2014 Issues Addressed Mike 3 Minutes

10 PCM (Pneumatics Control Module)

11 Motor Controllers Victor SP Talon SRX Mike 3 Minutes

12 Wireless & Network Configuration
Changes from 2014 mDNS Kevin 2 Minutes

13 Driver Station Resizable/Reconfigurable DHCP & mDNS Power Metrics
USB Device Test Greg (3 Minutes)

14 LabVIEW Based on LabVIEW 2014 Power & USB Camera
Robotics APIs and Simulator Deploy doesn’t reboot Record and Playback, Test Mode Highly compatible with previous years Greg (3 Minutes)

15 C++ and Java Development Environment Change Toolchain Changes
No more rebooting between tests Toolchain Changes C++11/C++1y, Java8 FRCSim Library Changes CAN overhaul Brad 3 Minutes

16 Resources Beta Forum (http://forums.usfirst.org/forumdisplay.php? FRC-Beta-Test) NI RoboRIO Page (https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-30419) FRC Blog (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog) Kevin 2 Minutes


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