Gyro Help

My team and I are currently trying to program a field centric drive program with a gyro. We are having struggles with our ADIS 16448 gyro plugged into the custom electronics port. Has anyone successfully implemented the ADIS 16448 into their labview code? We have the example code but are not able to get values onto the dashboard.
Any help is appreciated,
Team 4506

If you are able to read gyro values with the example code, then there are a couple of tutorials that will help you get that data onto the dashboard. Look on the Tutorials tab of the LabVIEW Getting Started Window.

Tutorial 6 - Creating a Custom Dashboard
Tutorial 7 - Integrating Examples into Robot Code

Specifically, parts 2 and 3 of Tutorial 7 show how to send data to the dashboard and how to display data on the dashboard.

Like Doug said, if you are able to read the gyro, getting it talking to the dashboard is pretty simple (although you have to build a custom dashboard - if you build and open your custom one before launching the driver station - on the same computer - it will use the one you made).

This tutorial:

shows how to use the Smart Dashboard vi’s to send the Gyro data to the dashboard (and get it to display) - your code will be different in that you will be using the example code to read the gyro and open the Gyro instead.

Hello, old friends. You have the library I got way back when, so use the context help to figure out what each VI does.
Also, how are you linking up the send and receive VIs in your code and dashboard?

Any progress?

I know Adam, and so far he hasn’t posted a single follow-up.

I’m really new to LABVIEW, so please excuse me if this sounds really dumb. I think I’m on the Getting Started window, but I can’t find the Tutorials tab. I looked on NI’s website ( for help, but it didn’t mention any tutorials. Could you manybe send a picture of where it is?

Follow-up to the last post, I’m using the 2016 version of LABVIEW, so that may be why I can’t find it.

Does your first LabVIEW window look like this?

If not, then you probably still need to install the FRC specific Update:

If you insalled the LabVIEW update (for FRC), it should look like this (attached thumbnail):

You can also refer to

Thanks so much for the help! No wonder I couldn’t find it; I had the non-FRC version. I didn’t realize there was an order to installing LABVIEW and its FRC updates. I’m now reinstalling my LABVIEW.