Cheaper control systems compatible with wpilib

I’m trying to build a small scale robot and I don’t have the funding for all the traditional frc control parts (rio, pdp etc.) are there other ways to control a robot on a smaller scale? I was thinking with raspberry pi but i’m not sure. The main thing is that I would like to be able to write the code for it using wpilib so I’m not sure whether there are other systems that support that.

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You could look into the Romi it runs wpilib but it is fairly limited in how it runs

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Is the VMX Pi still a thing?

It doesn’t appear to be sold anymore. The replacement seems to be the VMX Robotics Controller, but it costs $400 (so nearly as much as a Rio).

See my post here for what I’ve looked into online. The Romi really is a great option.

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