Software Rules - Answer Thread
Answers to questions posted pertaining to Software Rules.
Is Alicorn Legal?
The use of Alicorn has been approved as an exploratory pilot in the states of Missouri and Kansas only. This pilot will help FIRST Tech Challenge assess potential programming alternatives; specifically, how programs are compiled and interpreted in the Android environment. This programming in no way provides a competitive advantage or disadvantage to any team. Further assessments will be made at the close of the season to determine if this program will be available to the entire FIRST Tech Challenge community in future seasons.
Originally Posted by FTC8390
Samsung Galaxy S5 Wi-Fi direct Name
For the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Self Inspection feature in the Driver Station and Robot Controller apps automatically creates the “[Phone]” prefix before listing the actual Wi-Fi Direct name. This is not a rule violation. Field Inspectors will use the Android operating system Wi-Fi Direct settings menu to verify that the phone is named properly.
Originally Posted by FTC10092
1.75 is the minimally required version number of the FTC software, which includes the apps and software development tools. Teams are not required to upgrade to the newest version, they are only required to have the minimally required software version.
Originally Posted by FTC7758