Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Dec 12, 2018

    What paths can and cannot do

  • Updated on: Dec 04, 2018

    navX-MXP

  • Updated on: Dec 04, 2018

    VS Code Basics and WPILib in VS Code

    Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • The FRC 2017 Update Suite contains the following software components: LabVIEW Update, FRC Driver Station, and FRC Utilities. If an FRC 2017 LabVIEW installation is found, the LabVIEW Update will be installed or updated, otherwise this step will be skipped. The FRC Driver Station and FRC Utilities will always be installed or updated. The LabVIEW runtime components required for the driver station and utilities is included in this package. No components from the LabVIEW DVD are required for running either the Driver Station or Utilities.

    Note: The 2017 DS will only work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. It will not work on Windows XP.

    Note for LabVIEW Teams: CAN Talon SRX has been removed from WPILib. See this blog for more info and find the CTRE Toolsuite installer here: http://www.ctr-electronics.com/control-system/hro.html#product_tabs_technical_resources

    Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • Updated on: Dec 04, 2018

    Installing VSCode

    Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • Updated on: Nov 26, 2018

    SmartDashboard namespace

    SmartDashboard uses NetworkTables to send data between the robot and the Dashboard (Driver Station) computer. NetworkTables sends data as name, value pairs, like a distributed hashtable between the robot and the computer. When a value is changed in one place, its value is automatically updated in the other place. This mechanism and a standard set of name (keys) is how data is displayed on the SmartDashboard.

    There is a hierarchical structure in the name space creating a set of tables and subtables. SmartDashboard data is in the SmartDashboard subtable and LiveWindow data is in the LiveWindow subtable as shown below.

    For informational purposes the names and values can be displayed using the TableViewer application that is installed in the same location as the SmartDashboard. It will display all the NetworkTable keys and values as they are updated.

  • Updated on: Nov 06, 2018

    Imaging your roboRIO

    Before imaging your roboRIO, you must have completed installation of the the development environment and language updates for the appropriate programming language (C++\Java, LabVIEW) and the FRC Update Suite. You also must have the roboRIO power properly wired to the Power Distribution Panel as described here.

    Make sure the power wires to the roboRIO are secure and that the connector is secure firmly to the roboRIO (4 total screws to check).

    Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • Note: This installation is for teams programming in LabVIEW or using NI Vision Assistant only. C++ and Java teams not using these features do not need to install from the DVD.

    Download and installation times will vary widely with computer and internet connection specifications, however note that this process involves a large file download and installation and will likely take at least an hour to complete.

    Manual FRC 2019 Beta
  • Manual FRC 2019 Beta