2012 FRC Robot Control System Information

For information from National Instruments, view the NI Control System Training Material

Information on how to fix the DB37 cable provided in your Kit.

For details on how to build a Benchtop Testbed for your Control System, read Getting Started with the 2012 Control System Rev A (updated 2/6/2012)

For information on how signal passes through your robot, check out:

Robot Data Connectivity Diagram (PWM)

Robot Data Connectivity Diagram (Serial - CAN)

Robot Data Connectivity Diagram (Ethernet - CAN)

For Details on how power moves through your robot, check out the Robot Power Distribution Diagrams on the Electrical page

Details on the cRIO

For the differences between the two cRIO's, view the cRIO-FRC vs cRIO-FRC II FAQ

Information on motor controllers and relays:

Jaguar Information

Victor Installation Drawing

Victor User Guide

Spike Installation Drawing

Spike User Guide

Product information on the cameras that have been distributed with the Kits:

Axis M1011 Camera

Axis 206 Camera

Product information on the Rockwell Automation Signal LED

More information on the FIRST supplied pieces of the Robot Control System:

Power Distribution Board

Digital Sidecar

Analog Breakout

Solenoid Breakout

Procedure for updating your Jaguar's firmware, which is only needed if you are using CAN. (Updated 1/8/12)

If you are using a 64-bit machine and using Wind River, here is information on installing V 3.3.1.

Here are links for software updates:



NI Utilities Update

NI Driver Station Update

NI LabVIEW Update

Kinect Server

Kinect Kiosk

Here are the Control System Board design files.

Instructions on how to fix the "Emergency Web Server" on the DLink Wireless Bridge and accompanying ZIP file.

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