Category Archives: First Robotics

Trajectory and interactive plot for a large, light ball

Intro This year’s FIRST FRC challenge involves moving around a large ball. The trajectory will not be a simple parabola as in the case for motion in a gravitational field in a vacuum, because drag will play a sizable roll. … Continue reading

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Interactive Frisbee Trajectory

Intro The FIRST FRC challenge for 2013, Ultimate Ascent, involves shooting heavy flying discs (sturdy Frisbees) into goals. The physics of the equations of motion have been studied and published. I’ve created an interactive web page which allows you to … Continue reading

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The best Labview shortcuts and tips

Intro Labview is used for real-time instrument controls and in First Robotics. It is a purely visual programming environment, which is very strange for me. I am a complete Labview amateur. If you’ve read some of my other posts you … Continue reading

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