We had a very productive afternoon meeting last Friday! We were able to get the following done:
- Shake out Moldy’s wiring. We corrected three different wiring faults.
- Test the flashing of the robot radio with the newly released beta firmware.
- Test a new release of the roboRIO flashing utility that included specific changes that we requested (we are making a difference for every team!
- Tested migrating our existing 2017 code to the new system. There is still pain here, but we found new pain points.
Unfortunately, #4 kept us from actually getting Moldy to a running state. We had hoped for a release of new libraries to fix that problem by last Friday, but that software has not arrived yet.
Speaking of software, I now have version 2.0 of our Python / OpenCV VM and the FIRST Beta software hosted on our server, with no public links. These links will get you the entire new stack of our software.
Python / OpenCV
Those parts are all you need to get started with learning LabVIEW. To work with team code, we need more…
The new version of our VM makes some significant changes, so I suggest that you delete any of the version 1.x VM’s you may have installed. This version is significantly smaller in overall size (4.5 GB vs. 10.1 GB). It is based on Ubuntu 16.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04, and the Python virtual environment uses Python 3.5 instead of 2.7.
As before, the LabVIEW software requires installation on a Windows machine (real or virtual).
Now that you have access to software that you can download and install while waiting for a turkey to cook, watch for my next post, which will be for a contest over break.