Besides the tools for Java programming you’ll also need:
The FRC cRIO Imaging Tool to format/initialize your cRIO for Java programming. This tool is currently only released and supported for Windows.
Optionally the FRC Driver Station software to control your robot, also only supported on Windows.
These tools are available online as an update to the installed LabVIEW platform installer DVD that is included with the kit of parts. You can find these updates on the FIRST web site team updates page:
These videos show how they use Java on the FRC with great ideas to debug code, and some plug ins to use potentiometers, joysticks and jaguars.
Intro shows how to make a Command based Robot in Java (they are using netBeans) from scratch
Claw--(maybe we can control the arm that pulls down the bridge like this)
Claw is a great start that we can do. We can make a command to control a Jaguar motor, and have that command activated by a joystick. We can try this and try sending it to the cRIO, just to get a sense of how we get our Java to the machinery.
The wrist demos how to have a command that is controlled by a pot.
This is a PID commands that is "fire and go"
Great way to debug our kinect - we can see how we can bind movements to
FRC 2012 NYC Programming Workshop
45 minute workshop about the Command Based Robot for the 2012 Competition.