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01-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Our programmer moved last year so nobody on our team understands how to set up everything very well. I'm trying to set up our computer and cRIO but I ran into a problem while trying to communicate. I could get the driver station to recognize the robot code and communication but to make sure I had everything done, I formatted the cRIO. Unfortunately, it only had the FRC_2010_v20.zip folder and now I can't communicate. I downloaded FRC_2011_v28.zip but it doesn't show up under the options for formatting the cRIO. Any help on how to update it would be appreciated.
01-19-2012, 06:18 PM
The .zip files of the images should be located in C:\Users\<User>\sunspotfrcsdk\cRIO_Images. Also, why are you trying to use v28? (The newest version is 43 IIRC). Is this code from last year or this year?
01-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Like I said, not many of us know how to go about this. When I tried to use Netbeans, it told me it was looking for that file. I actually found that I was using the wrong version of the imaging tool. I found the tool from 2011 and it let me use v28 but when I try to format it tells me that a specific file is missing.
C:\Documents and Settings\atrobotics\Local Settings\Temp\lvtemporaryd_178441\cRIOFRC
I checked and the file doesn't exist. I have no clue where to go from here.
Btw, we are not using a classmate computer, so if you could link me to the imaging tool for this year and the necessary files and plug-ins that'd be very much appreciated. Thank you very much.
01-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Follow the directions here, it is a good place to start
01-19-2012, 07:27 PM
The Imaging Tool is part of the Utilities update:
If your NetBeans plugins are out of date, they can be installed automatically with NetBeans' plugin interface:
Tools -> Plugins Dialog box -> Settings Tab
If there is an update centre that has the URL http://first.wpi.edu/FRC/java/netbeans/update/updates.xml then go on to the next step, otherwise add one:
Add -> Name: Anything, "FRC Java" is descriptive. URL: as above.
In the "Available Plugins" tab if the latest updates are not installed, then six plugins will appear:
FRC Java Info
Click the checkboxes next to those and click "Install". Ignore warnings about unsigned plugins. Once they are installed you will have to restart NetBeans.
01-19-2012, 07:30 PM
Once they are installed you will have to reinstall NetBeans.
Restart NetBeans :D
01-19-2012, 08:27 PM
Thank you all very much. I should be able to fix it as soon as I get to school tomorrow.
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