Ok, so, this may be the most mindless post here, but im a first year programmer, and our teams other programmer is in the same position as I am; neither of us know what anything is.
No one on our team knows how to get the programming to the robot, we dont know what cRIO is, we dont know if we have to program on the small laptop provided in the kit, we dont know how to connect the small laptop to ours to transfer code, we dont know how to assemble or assign ports or even what they are, we are utterly clueless, any help on any of this would be very much appriciated
We do know how to program (vaguely, we started learning JAVA febuary 3rd, but we are very fast learners)
Also, has anyone else noticed the lack of guides or samples on youtube or google?
Not wanting to step on toes or open a can of worms, we felt a bit helpless when it came to the entire realm of programming and all that. After some time and some searching its starting to come toghether.
Having said that, the one thing that I found would have been helpful would have been some type of generic, overall flow chart or diagram of what was communicating to what and an overview of the sequence of how things interrelated.
Some of it was just oversight and being a bit overwhelmed at the scope of what we had to do and what to do first, this is where more clarity would have been very helpful.
Its doable though, hang in there , theres tons of people out here who are willing to help out.
Mike, I have to admit that’s where I struggled the most too a year ago when they first introduced the labview framework. The best thing I did was have the kids create a flow chart showing how the robot would move through the different modes.