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Championship presentations

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Championship presentations

At the Championship there were a number of presentations that we gave and they are posted here. They were: Vision in FIRST with Greg McKaskle and Brad Miller FRC Gazebo Presentation with Logan Tutt, Peter Mitrano and Justin Manzo Building and contributing to WPILib to WPILib with Brad Miller, Peter Johnson and Fred Silberberg Feel […]

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Import your own SolidWorks robot models into the simulator

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Import your own SolidWorks robot models into the simulator

With the help of a generous grant from SolidWorks, this past summer a WPI student was able to develop a plugin to export your robot models to a Gazebo compatible format. From there¬†you can import the model into the simulator and run your WPILib C++ and Java code to operate the robot in simulation. The […]

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New tool for C++ Programming with old cRIOs

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New tool for C++ Programming with old cRIOs

From Jeff Downs, mentor on FRC Team 1511, Rolling Thunder: If your team is like mine and has a bunch of old cRIOs laying around for prototyping use or installed on old robots to use for demonstrations and such, and you’ve been programming them using C++, you may have recently found yourself unable to program […]

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FRC 2015 Field Pictures

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FRC 2015 Field Pictures

To help teams see what a real field looks like in more detail, we are publishing a set of pictures featuring Kevin O’Connor, FIRST software engineer, that you can download of the FRC 2015 field as set up for the Kickoff filming. Feel free to download these images to help you verify your robot designs […]

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Sample Images for Vision projects

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Sample Images for Vision projects

Finding totes in this years game can be a challenge so to help you debug your robot programs and have images exactly like you’d see on a real field we have these photos of the field from the Manchester kickoff. It includes a number of sample images taken with an Axis camera, some at normal […]

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WPILib New Features for 2012

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Here is a link to a presentation that was given at the Kickoff Workshops yesterday at FIRST. It describes many of the new features for the 2012 version of C++ and Java. 2012NewFeatures

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New features in Java and C++ WPILib for 2012

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The 2012 version of WPILib for Java and C++ will have a host of new features, all currently in beta. Here are some previews of the coolest new stuff: Command-based programming You can easily get control of complex actions in your robot using the Command-based programming design patterns. The idea is that you create Subsystem […]

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