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Programming with Java for Robotics

posted Oct 31, 2015, 9:38 AM by Rob Owings   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 9:38 AM by Jeffrey Kangas ] -> FRC -> technical information -> programming -> Java

  To Install Java Development Environment <- click that link and it will walk you through the following items:

    download Java SDK
    download eclipse for C/C++ (64 bit or x86 depending on your version of operating system: Mac is 64  bit, Windows can be either)
    set up eclipse and install WPI libraries for frc

  Use RobotBuilder - this is optional but can simplify the process for systems integration and mapping resources from software to electrical

  Make your first Java robot program

  In using Java, we move away from the LabVIEW dashboard and use the smartdashboard

  We also have the option of using a Linux based machine as a simulator