New to both FRC and the forum.
I have used Labview on and off for a number of years. I’ve done a fair amount of experimental research but now I spend my days trying to prepare new mechanical engineers as a Lecturer at UMass Lowell.
My son just joined our local team (Team 138 Entropy) and I have signed on as a mentor. The team primarily uses Java for programming, but I want to have a working knowledge of all aspects of the FRC ecosystem, so I have been trying to bring myself up to speed on FRC Labview.
So…is it just me or are there others out there that find the existing sources of official documentation sorely lacking? I have been slogging my way through the process and believe that I have a pretty good handle on the basics, but I don’t see how high school student could ever get off of the proverbial square one.
I have found bits and pieces of documentation such as the very helpful document by Geoff Nunes of Team 1391, but I still run into things that have me banging my head on the table with frustration, such as trying to get the Default Dashboard Driver tab to acknowledge the second joystick on an Xbox one controller. The Driver Station USB tab shows me that everything works, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to get the second joystick plot to respond to the second joystick. I suspect that it is looking for another USB device that’s my next step, but its really frustrating not to have even that type of basic documentation.
Anyway - I hope that those of you on this forum won’t mind answering some questions as I continue to ascend this steep learning curve.