FRC Driver Station not Connecting to Code

Hello there,

Normally when we run our robot code, the FRC Driver Station’s Robot Code light turns red then green. Now, it doesn’t change color which probably means that Eclipse isn’t connected to the Driver Station.

Is there a process that we have to go through in order to connect to the Driver Station (i.e. Eclipse Plugin).

Thanks in advance…

Make sure you have the latest updates to FRC Java or C in Eclipse, and make sure your roboRIO has the latest firmware.

Once code has loaded onto the robot, you do not need Eclipse running or connected to the driver station for code to work. The code is executed locally on the roboRIO; the computer is only a communication device at that point (unless you’re offloading something like camera code onto it, etc).

If resetting the roboRIO doesn’t work (can be done from the DS app, there’s a button for it), then try reloading code using a tether. If that doesn’t work, you may need to try reimaging your roboRIO.

Sometimes right after loading code, the robot code just doesn’t turn green for me, and I have to reboot the roboRIO / power cycle the robot to make it work. It usually goes away pretty quickly though.

The same thing is happening to me when I deploy my code, only this time, it is my LabVIEW code for Gnometendo (the practice bot).

This seems to be an old thread, and is referring to non-LabVIEW code (hence Eclipse).

Please use the suggestions in Unable to Connect to roboRIO in Driver Station, Imaging Tool or LabVIEW and open a new thread with the status of your driver station and LabVIEW code if you still have problems.