Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Oct 03, 2017

    Detailed Hardware Documents

  • Updated on: Jul 08, 2016

    Driving a robot using Mecanum drive

  • Updated on: Jul 08, 2016

    Using limit switches to control behavior

  • Updated on: May 26, 2016

    Manual Radio Configuration

    This article describes how to manually configure a DAP1522 Rev B. for a competition

  • Updated on: Dec 12, 2014

    Wiring the 2014 FRC Control System

    This document details the wiring of a basic electronics board for bench-top testing or to accompany the 2014 kitbot.

    The images shown in this section reflect the setup for a Robot Control System used with the KOP Drive System in the “narrow” configuration, using a 4-slot cRIO and Victor 888’s. The setup is similar for any other chassis setup or using an 8-slot cRIO and/or Jaguars/Talons. The setup also assumes the motor controllers will be used to control two (2) CIM’s in the robot’s drive train. For a bench-top setup, teams may use any 12V DC motors they choose.

  • Updated on: Sep 06, 2014

    Setting up the robot project

    The RobotBuilder program has some default properties that need to be set up so the generated program and other generated files work properly. This setup information is stored in the properties for robot description (the first line).

    Manual RobotBuilder
  • This document outlines the procedure to image an E12 Classmate PC using the USB Stick provided in the 2014 Rookie Kit of Parts if necessary. Veteran teams may not need to image their machines, but should see the section on Image Download if they wish to do so.'

    Note that the Rookie Classmates are provided with a Windows 7 image installed and do not necessarily need to be imaged with the provided USB stick. If you are experiencing an issue with the Drive account or with activating Windows please see below.

    After the E12 Rookie machines were imaged and USB sticks were created an error was discovered that prevents the Driver Station from launching properly on the Driver Account. Teams can either follow the instructions located here to download and install one of the online images or follow the instructions below to fix the Driver account after imaging with the provided USB key.

  • This document describes the procedure for creating a bootable USB drive to restore the 2014 FRC image on a Classmate computer. Note that Veteran teams are not required to re-image their Classmates. If you do not wish to re-image your Classmate you will need either a USB optical drive or to copy the contents of the NI FRC Update, and optionally the LabVIEW DVD (if programming in LabVIEW) or WindRiver DVD (if programming in C++) then you can start with the appropriate document for C++, Java, LabVIEW, or DS only.

    UPDATE 1/3/14: We discovered an error with the E09 Classmate Image E09_DRV_2014_161213. While we fix the image, here's a document on how you can correct the issue. E09_DRV_2014_030114 no longer has this issue.

  • Updated on: Mar 25, 2014

    Latest Software Revisions

    This article details the latest revision of various software components of the FRC Control System.

    Updated 3/25/14

  • Updated on: Mar 25, 2014

    2014 Software Changelog and Known Issues

    This article describes changes to the libraries and tools and known issues for the released software as of the 2014 Kickoff.

    This includes updates for bug fixes and improvements since the 2014 kickoff.

    Updated 3/25/14