View Full Version : Camera for the Robot

01-05-2011, 07:45 PM
So do you think the people at FIRST have finally gotten the camera right this year?

Alan Anderson
01-05-2011, 08:43 PM
What was wrong with it before?

01-05-2011, 09:21 PM
I believe it's our job to get the camera right. :cool:

Chris is me
01-05-2011, 09:30 PM
Who says there's a camera this year?

01-05-2011, 11:05 PM
Wait, what was wrong with it?

Radical Pi
01-05-2011, 11:11 PM
I think the camera, after fixing a few bugs, worked perfectly fine last year. Very little lag in the live video, tracking seemed to work fine (non-competition testing), and on the most part (ignoring the build problems wpilib faced) it didn't cause much of a coding issue. The only real big problem was the error handling in WPILib occasionally tripping watchdogs

01-06-2011, 08:05 PM
There was too much work to do with the camera and i felt it wasn't that important to the game so we basically put it aside. if the challenge relied heavily on the camera. we might have to deal with it.

01-06-2011, 08:34 PM
The camera worked almost out of the box last year with LV. We set it up and were able to track targets within a short period of time. FIRST has never made a certain piece of the KOP a necessity to play the game well.They only give you the tool and let you decide whether the cost/benefit ratio makes sense for your team and the challenge that year.