Motion Magic with external Encoder

This year, we are planning on implementing Motion Magic for a smoother way of controlling our drivetrain. I was just wondering if it was possible to use motion magic with a an encoder plugged into the DIO port on the RoboRio vs an encoder plugged directly into the Talon SRX

So you can manually hook up those external encoder to fit into talon input. CTRE sells breakout boards to help with that but you can always just cut up wires needed from the ribbon data wire and solder it on. There is a ctre documentation that shows what ports are needed. I wish I can put that link up but my school blocks all their website so you might have to do that on your own… but it is not possible to run motion magic with encoder plugged into roborio since all the math is done within the talon and the way talon gets its values from is through sensors connected to its port(at least from what I know).


That’s what I was thinking. I was just hoping there was a way to solve this programmatically. Thanks for the help.

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