Friday, September 17, 2010
FIRST is lucky to have so many wonderful people involved. From Affiliate Partners, to Game Design, to Volunteers and Sponsors across the land - FIRST folks are tremendous. I can confidently state that we here at FIRST are as inspired by our community as anything else.
You've already heard about Samantha, the new WiFi interface for the NXT. John Toebes and his team put over 2,500 person-hours into the development of Samantha. The Kauffman Foundation provided $130,000 to make these devices free of charge to teams this year.
John and many of the Samantha developers work for CISCO. Just yesterday 110 E3000 Linksys routers arrived at the loading docks of FIRST as a donation from CISCO (they own Linksys). These will be provided free of charge to our Affiliate Partners to offset the cost of running local events.
Another example of the great support we continue to get from the community.
Thanks CISCO for the donation!