We made good progress on testing the 2015 FRC Control System last week. We wrapped
up the report to FIRST on putting the hardware on our summer/pre-season robot
project and porting last year's code to the 2015 environment. We had no big issues
to report for either. The electronics were tested under low battery conditions to
confirm that power to the radio was not interrupted as the battery ran down. That's
important because the Field Control System needs to remain in constant contact with
all the robots during competition. Finally, the various options for connecting the
driver's station to the robot were explored. Big improvements in the configuration
of the D-Link radio for 2015 mean that it's very easy to connect wirelessly, via an
ethernet cable, or even over USB. Our testing showed it just took a few seconds to
switch between the three options with no convoluted network settings to change. 
Nice!
Rosiebumpers

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