Although the beta release of the new XRP robot is extremely exciting, I am confused about where the WPILib simulation firmware for the XRP is being developed. From my understanding, there is already MicroPython and Blockly support with the repositories at https://github.com/Open-STEM. Of course, it may be that the WPILib-compatible firmware is not ready for the public yet.
The idea I have in mind is to try to port the WPILib-compatible firmware to other mini robotics platforms, like the Pololu Sumobot 32u4. Personally, I think that I could connect a RP 2040 to it, in shield form, in order to control it wirelessly. The intent is to save resources - in the case of my team, we have plenty of existing Arduino robots for Outreach purposes, and spending $60 each on >1 robots is not wise.
Hopefully, the firmware will have a soon-enough release, and the community can start to tinker!