Hello, my name is Dillon Cordes and I am with team 8422 the Husky Howlers. If anyone has any advice on programming a joystick button in the wpilib java based program to turn motors on and off that would be such a good help.
Have you seen the docs and examples?
sure have, just didn’t see a doc or example on that topic at all.
If you aren’t using the Command-Based Framework:
- The MotorController basic example shows controlling a single motor with a joystick.
- The Relay basic example shows controlling a relay with buttons.
You should be able to take what these two examples show you to do what you want.
If you are using the Command-Based Framework, which I personally recommend because I believe it helps write more structured and organized code:
I tend to like the GearsBot example as an example of a complete robot very similar to an FRC bot. For “simple” button-controls-motor, I’d look at what is going on with the Claw subsystem.
If you feel lost trying to figure out whats going on in a Command-Based example, perhaps take another look at the Docs for info on how Subsystems, Commands, and Command Scheduling work.