This may be an obvious answer, but can you use newer Xbox controllers with FRC as long as they have a USB connector? I found a deal on some knockoff Xbox One controllers but wasn’t sure if they would work as all we have used in the past is Xbox 360.
You can use any controller you want as long as it follows the rules on wireless communications. Pretty much anything that Windows recognizes as a joystick/controller should work.
That’s what I figured, but wanted to be sure.
We used the xbox fusion 2 controllers last year because they were inexpensive, corded and were customizable if the students wanted
Yep, any type of controller that can talk to Windows and has a wired connection is good as far as the rules are concerned. Team Appreciate (2468) actually used a Dance Dance Revolution pad to control aspects of their robot this last season. Team 1571 had actually asked a Q&A question about doing this and were given the thumbs up by the GDC. Here’s a YouTube short of 2468 using the DDR pad in competition:
Our team uses two Xbox One Elite 2 controllers for our drive. I can’t speak to how different it is to code for it as that is not my usual domain. But I know it’s possible.