Teams will need a Windows PC (preferably a laptop) to program their robot. HRC will have programming computers available at the center but they cannot be taken offsite.
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We also recommend that teams purchase a few thumb drives (link to Office Depot USB storage) to save copies of their programming. Most of the robotics centers will have numerous laptops so if a team doesn’t have a laptop or they are experiencing problems with their laptop they can still use their thumb drive on another teams computer to make changes to their programming. I would recommend purchasing a minimum of 8 GB thumb drive but if you happen to already have anything larger that 1 GB you will be able to store a lot of programs.