1. 5 weeks ago

    Comox

    Dec 12 Canada

    Is it mandatory to run V5 with the latest firmware update at a competition.
    Thank you

  2. lacsap

    Dec 12 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    @Comox Is it mandatory to run V5 with the latest firmware update at a competition.
    Thank you

    It is on the robot inspection check list ...

    so we expect teams to have the latest firmware at our events.

  3. sankeydd

    Dec 12 Event Partner

    The latest update changes the color of the radio when you are on competition control, so it will be obvious if you haven't updated and could fail inspection because of it.

  4. JuiceBox

    Dec 12 Ohio 6741E

    @sankeydd The latest update changes the color of the radio when you are on competition control, so it will be obvious if you haven't updated and could fail inspection because of it.

    That would be cool if every update they changed the color of the radio on competition control that way its super obvious if somebody is competing without the latest firmware

  5. sankeydd

    Dec 12 Event Partner

    They are supposed to check it at inspection... But the documentation doesn't tell inspectors how to do it. The color change isn't just to tell the firmware update, it's purpose is to diagnose any problems at the field.

  6. Telling inspectors how to do their jobs is the job of the Event Partner, mostly.

  7. lacsap

    Dec 13 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    @John TYler Telling inspectors how to do their jobs is the job of the Event Partner, mostly.

    We have been trying develop best practices for inspectors - Karthik has shared his on EP forum.

    Things we have noted:

    • check the firmware version on the brain (easy to do)
    • have the team plug their controller into the brain during inspection to assure firmware on the controller is synched with the brain version

    Some teams have no clue that new versions of the firmware are out. Even had a 1.0.0 version during inspection.

    Wish that RECF had a V5 Inspection Guide - it is needed for consistency at all events. Not all EPs have access to V5 to practice/train on.

  8. Comox

    Dec 14 Canada
    Edited 5 weeks ago by Comox

    Thank you all for your replies.
    Our brain and remote have the latest update, but during a competition we were against 2 teams who didn't have that same update ( their radio was flashing red, when ours was flashing green). Our robot disconnected for the whole match twice ( after 5 seconds into the drivers control) and never reconnected, theirs were reconnecting each time.

  9. lacsap

    Dec 14 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    @Comox Thank you all for your replies.
    Our brain and remote have the latest update, but during a competition we were against 2 teams who didn't have that same update ( their radio was flashing green, when ours was flashing red). Our robot disconnected for the whole match twice ( after 5 seconds into the drivers control) and never reconnected, theirs were reconnecting each time.

    What color was your radio during disconnect? Did the V5 Controller flash red during that period?

  10. Comox

    Dec 14 Canada

    @lacsap What color was your radio during disconnect? Did the V5 Controller flash red during that period?

    My bad ( I corrected it in my post), our radio flashes green during the matches, and red when disconnected

  11. lacsap

    Dec 14 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    @Comox My bad ( I corrected it in my post), our radio flashes green during the matches, and red when disconnected

    No worries, we have seem temporary disconnects which we have not found root cause yet. We also have seen disconnects in driver mode for remainder of match when V5 Controller not updated.

    Did the Event Log reveal anything significant? Also, was your alliance partner also running V5 from the same tower?

 

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