FAST is a modern scouting and event information application for the FIRST Robotics Competition. It enables all the scouts and strategists on your team to easily access all of your team’s data. Scouted data and match information is transmitted seamlessly from the stands straight to the pit so your team can make actionable decisions about gameplay strategy and alliance selection and, most importantly, win!
Never deal with loads and loads of paper scouting sheets or complex, hard-to-manage custom computer scouting systems ever again. FAST is easy enough for a rookie team to get started with, yet powerful enough to support the data needs of a large, world-class team.
For the general spectator, FAST has you covered as well. If you're a parent, mentor, or non-scout, you can still use FAST without signing in. You'll still get access to the latest playoff event rankings, OPRs, match schedules, match results, and team information right from your phone. All of this is graph-able as well.
FAST supports easy adding of the event you are attending using The Blue Alliance’s database seamlessly in the background. FAST simply pulls down all event data including team and match information, match scores, match times, and more. All data is presented in a clean and concise manner centering around the teams attending.
FAST puts making actionable decisions for team picking first. Everyone on your team can use their own device to scout teams and matches, update information and notes, and easily visualize stats using informative graphs and team sorting.
- Easy importing of Events using The Blue Alliance integration
- CSV Exporting
- Stands Scouting
- Pit Scouting
- Syncing of scouted data between all of your team’s scouts so that everyone always has access to the most up to date information
- Custom ordering of teams for top alliance picks
- Recording of Team stats, custom notes, and robot photos
- Alliance Picking mode to mark a team as already picked for an alliance ensuring your team is always picking the best available partners when it comes time to choose alliances (simply swipe left on a team to mark them as picked)
Team Stats and Details Tracked:
- Robot Size and Weight
- Robot Capabilities
- Drive Train
- Programming Language
- Win-Loss-Tie Record
- Images of team robots
- Cargo and Hatch placement information
- Climb and Assist Status
- Starting Position and Loaded Game Piece
- Much More
How it works:
- Log into your (or make a) team account
- Select event to scout
- Scouts in the stands will record details of the matches (usually 6 in the stands for each team competing)
- Scouts on the floor will pit scout all details of the teams attending the event
- All data is synced and visualizable on all team members’ devices
The FRC Advanced Scouting Touchstone (FAST) was developed by FRC Team 4256 The Cyborg Cats.
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This version includes some bug fixes, slight updates, and a few cleaner interfaces.
Ratings and Reviews
Reliable and works like a charm
Reliable and updated often, any issues that come up get fixed relatively fast. We have used it at our regional and have been very glad with the results we received especially when we were able to access data for all scouts on all our devices. So simple to use that any team can do it.
iPad version not syncing properly
We tested this app at a match that we weren’t competing in today with 2 iPhones an iPad. The iPad is not syncing properly with the phones. Teams show a value for matches scouted but match data is missing from the iPad preventing graphing and sorting of all teams accurately. A few teams have data for matches which I presume is the ones entered from the iPad. The iPhones work well. Please fix so that we can input with phones and visualize on the iPad. All other functions are great with this app. Especially love the sync to blue alliance for match info. Five stars for iPhone version.
Developer Response ,
We're sorry you're having that issue. If you don't mind, could you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your team number to allow us to investigate the issue further?
When will there be the feature to change the email if needed?
Developer Response ,
That feature is planned for a future update, however we are unable to provide a timeframe right now. In the meantime, if you need to do this or have any other problems with your account, send us an email at email@example.com and we'll work with you to fix it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.