After spending way too much time trying to get the Spark MAX motor controller working over CAN without a roboRIO, my college robotics team has decided to bite the bullet and buy two RIOs from NI directly (we cry at not being able to get the discounted one).
In the documentation for installing the FRC Game tools, when you get to the Vision Development Module 2019 Runtime, there is a serial number required. Is this a required piece of software? I assume this is something included in the KOP that we wouldn’t be getting.
We want to adopt the FRC control system to make development easier, since we are already using so many FRC products on our robot (PDP, Spark Max+NEO, Victor SPX). Before we spend $2300 on 2 RIOs, we want to make sure we can get them working.