This is what FIRST should have included. Unless something got lost from our kit (quite likely), I had no clue about even the basic setup of the system. This is a broad overview of the default code and the theory of the algorithm. I always believe that the easiest way to learn something is to get a general sense of what it does and then dive into specifics. By not releasing any detailed docs, FIRST just made a lot of us lost in the specifics of the code.
There are also some pictures of a sample setup on http://www.kevin.org/frc somewhere, but they don’t appear to be linked from that thread. A simple search in the programming or electrical forums will bring these pics up.
My suggestion: Add pictures of your setup to the doc (or graciously and professionally rip Kevin Watson’s pictures) and submit it as a whitepaper.
I am working on building an IR beacon, which pins are which, i found a diagram of the outside, what the packaging type was supposed to be from the docs i downloaded off of kevin’s website, but there is a notch that doesn’t exist on the one we got from the kit. So which pin is which?