2010 FRC Control System
Control System Manual
Chapter 0 - Beta Test
Chapter 1 - Introduction 1/09/10
Chapter 2 - Getting Started 1/09/10 bench top test you should do first
Chapter 3 - Component Data Sheets 1/09/10 more than you might need to know about the hardware
Care of Reusable Components
Java - posted 15 Feb 2010
C/C++ - posted 08 Feb 2010
Mandatory cRIO Image and LabVIEW Update - posted 15 Feb 2010 - all teams must update their cRIO with this image to compete, even if you are using Java or C/C++ to program your robot.
Mandatory Driver Station Update/Driver Station Installer (for use on any PC) - posted 15 Feb 2010
Fix for Driver Station Missing 'nicyapi.dll' Issue - posted 11 Jan 2010
Fixed and Known Issues update - posted 15 Feb 2010
CAN/Jaguar Update - posted 24 Mar 2010 - only necessary if you are using the CAN function of your Jaguars
Cypress Board update posted 12 Jul 2010 - Source code for version 2 of the Driver Station I/O firmware
FRC Vision Whitepaper - This document describes the assumptions that the sample robot code makes about robot construction, how to operate the robot so that the sample code will aim the robot at a target, how the vision code and control code work, and some tips on troubleshooting and tuning the vision code.
CTL for Classmate hardware help - Submit a ticket online. Please remember to include the Serial # or Asset Tag # of your Classmate PC, your contact info, and a shipping address if a repair is needed. We also recommend that you add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to a white-list if you have a spam blocker installed.
Robot Quick Build
FIRST Community - National Instruments web site for the FIRST Community. Training tutorials, videos, download example programs, and connect with real-world engineers from around the world.
FIRST Think Tank @ WPI - articles on Electrical and Mechanical systems, Programming, Workshops, Leadership, and Outreach. Got a great idea? Post it on Think Tank!
FIRST Forge - and online community for sharing software among the FIRST Robotics Competition teams
LabVIEW tutorials - video tutorials hosted by Enable Training and Consulting, Inc.
Support for cRIO, cRIO modules, LabVIEW, WindRiver Workbench Tools
National Instruments Tech Support Phone 866-511-6285
Dec 1-Jan 5 8am - 6pm CST Repair and Purchasing
Jan 11-Feb 23 1pm - 7pm CST Technical support, Repair and Purchasing
Post Feb 23 8am - 6pm CST Repair and Purchasing
National Instruments FIRST resources website www.ni.com/first
Information about the Jaguar motor controller