View Full Version : Warning about new Joystick Initialization

Kevin Sevcik
12-16-2008, 10:51 PM
Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, so I'm cross posting my post from the FIRST Forums:
Warning about Joystick Initialization (http://forums.usfirst.org/showthread.php?p=21771)

Short Version:
The kit joysticks center themselves when the Driver Station boots up. If you're leaning on the joystick when the DS boots, then they'll be off-center and your robot will try to run away.

I suspect it's because the axes are measured with an encoder, so there's no absolute zero position. And no trim tabs. At any rate, I figure everyone else might as well benefit from my excessive curiosity.

12-17-2008, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the warning :)

12-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Thanks...i gotta tell my guys to stop messing with them when we benchtest it tomorrow!