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  • Using OnBot Java with Modern Robotics

    We are a rookie team that has inherited older equipment from a team that graduated. We would like to run OnBot Java with Modern Robotics controller and ZTE Speed phones.

    It this possible?

    thanks

  • #2
    Hello mithas92 , welcome to FIRST Tech Challenge!

    We'll do some research, but we're not sure if you can use OnBot with the Modern Robotics control system.

    That said, as a coach that's progressed from the Modern Robotics system, to the RevRobotics system (which we love), our personal opinion is your rookie season would be less stressful if you could upgrade to the Rev Expansion hub system.

    FTC has rookie grants available, and if your team is chosen, you'll get enough of a hardware credit to cover an expansion hub and some connectors.

    If you can't upgrade, there are plenty of teams on the forum that have had success with the MR System, so I'm sure you'll hear from others.

    Keep in mind the forums are a little slow when schools out, however, things should pick up when Game Manual Part 1 is released next week.

    Again, welcome, have an awesome season, and please don't hesitate to contact us directly if we offer any assistance.





    Michael P Clark
    Founding Mentor, FTC 9958
    http://www.redfishrobotics.com
    "We're Hooked on FIRST"

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    • #3
      Just tried ZTE Speed phones with CDIM directly connected to phone with BNo055 IMU connected to CDIM. Uploaded an Opmode from my laptop to OnBot, built it and ran it. Seemed to work fine.
      I don't have anything else at home to test with.

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      • #4
        Thank you both. I guess if the opmode worked with ZTE speed and CDIM, I guess it should work all the other core modules. But maybe we should also think of moving to the just the Rev Expansion but keep the phones and sensors to save money.

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        • #5
          You should note however that the ZTE Speed phones and the MR controllers will not be legal for competition next year, as mentioned in this blog post, http://firsttechchallenge.blogspot.c...y-updates.html.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Noah View Post
            You should note however that the ZTE Speed phones and the MR controllers will not be legal for competition next year, as mentioned in this blog post, http://firsttechchallenge.blogspot.c...y-updates.html.
            What do you mean by next year? When you say next year I take that as the 2019-2020 season, since to me the season hasn't begun yet. The blog states they will not be legal the year after, the 2020-2021 season.

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            • #7
              Sorry that was ambiguous. Yes, I was referring to the 2020-2021 season.

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