Recent Updates

  • Running your benchtop testing program while tethered to the Driver Station via ethernet or USB cable will confirm the the program was successfully deployed and that the driver station and roboRIO are properly configured.

  • Commands and Subsystems each are created as classes. The plugin has built-in templates for both Commands and Subsystems to make it easier for you to add them to your program.

  • Updated on: Aug 07, 2014

    Creating a robot project

    Create a command-based robot project by using one of the template projects that are provided with the Eclipse plugins.

  • Updated on: Aug 06, 2014

    WPILib Sensor Overview

    The WPI Robotics Library supports the sensors that are supplied in the FRC kit of parts, as well as many commonly used sensors available to FIRST teams through industrial and hobby robotics suppliers.

  • Updated on: Aug 06, 2014

    Actuator Overview

    This section discusses the control of motors and pneumatics through speed controllers, relays, and WPILib methods.

  • Updated on: Jul 23, 2014

    Measuring Bandwidth Usage

    On the 2013 FRC Field (and at home when the DAP-1522 is configured using the FRC Bridge Configuration Utility) each team is limited to 7Mb/s of network traffic (see the FMS Whitepaper for more details). The FMS Whitepaper provides information on determining the bandwidth usage of the Axis camera, but some teams may wish to measure their overall bandwidth consumption. This document details how to make that measurement.