read joystick without cRIO attached?

Is it possible, with the 2010 FRC LabVIEW installation, to create a simple VI that will read a USB joystick and display the x and y axis output on a front-panel indicator, without having a cRIO attached?

Our programmer tried for an hour to do this but couldn’t get it to work. He says it works fine when the cRIO is attached.

There must be a simple solution to this, no ?


Yes it is possible, but not with the FIRST Library. Go to Connectivity->Input Devices.

Thank you Joe. Greatly appreciated. I phoned your answer to the programmer and he was able to get it working. (He is working on some new ideas in the hotel room tonight).