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New Software Requirements for your event


Since Stop Build Day, Team Update 14 has been issued. This update mentions new software requirements for your event, and we want to make sure everyone is aware of the update (and how to manage it). Note that even though the software changes come from NIthe update suite is required for all teams, regardless of programming language.

Team Update 14 can be read in its entirety here:  https://firstfrc.blob.core.windows.net/frc2019/Manual/TeamUpdates/TeamUpdate14.pdf

What You Will Need

  • A computer running Windows 7 or later that you can take to your competition. This, ideally, will be your driver station laptop.
What To Do At Home
This will ensure you have the latest software on the computer. When you arrive at your competition, you can update your roboRIO as soon as your robot is unbagged.

DO NOT UNBAG YOUR ROBOT TO PERFORM THIS UPDATE UNTIL THE INSPECTORS HAVE CLEARED YOU TO UNBAG THE ROBOT AT THE EVENT.

What To Do At The Event
Once the update is complete you may have to redeploy code.

If you have any spare roboRIOs that are not currently in the bag, you can set up a test configuration and upgrade those at home, as well. If you do the “At Home” steps now, then you will be ready to go ASAP once you get to your competition.

All the Best,
Dana Hobbs
Regional Director, FIRST®
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