FIRST – FLL vs FTC judges training

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FIRST – FLL vs FTC judges training

January 31st, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I’ve been volunteering as a judge at FLL (FIRST Lego League) and FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) for many years. This year the difference in certification was interesting. After all, why would you use the same system for the same organization? FLL FTC Video/educational materials Required* Optional Quiz/cert test Required Required Area to discuss quiz/other topics […]

building smart dashboard with gradle

January 14th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

FRC (FIRST Robotics Challenge) uses Ant to build the robot code. I think this is a wise choice since some teams are “internet challenged.” This hasn’t changed. What has changed since last year is that SmartDashboard uses Gradle to build. Our team is thinking about customizing Smart Dashboard this year which means we need to […]

gradle in eclipse – egradle vs buildship

January 14th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

TLDR: use BuildShip rather than EGradle. While everyone on our team uses command line git (rather than egit), most actual coding in Java happens within Eclipse. We ran Ant in Eclipse for deploying robot code and Ant at the command line for other things. I’m not sure if we will use Eclipse to run Gradle, […]