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Teleoperator vs. Autonomous Modes

My FTC team has spent the last couple of weeks playing around with the DualTemplate VI in LabVIEW, but the annotations in the template are a bit confusing. It tells us that under the false condition, we should add autonomous OR tele-op code, but not both. If we choose to add the automous code here, where should we add our tele-op code? Also, what is the correct way for attaching the tele-op VI in the template VI? If anyone can help us navigate our way through this, it will be greatly appreciated.

thanks =D

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I beleive that you will need two sepparatre programs.

One for Telop and one for Autonomous.

So, you'll actually need to use the template twice to create two program.

In one you'll insert your Telop code in the other you'll insert your Auton code.

This still doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but that's what I can figure out.


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If I understand your question correctly then I'm pretty sure that you will need to add both the teleoperated and autonomous codes. In order to do so you have to use what is called a called a case structure and use one code for true and another for false. I'm not sure of the specifics because my team hasn't gotten the chance to really sit down and work with lab view and frc code, but this is how they explained it to me in both of the lab view trainings I attended.

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If you haven't received your early control system, I wouldn't worry about semantics; Installing the provided software will change everything

If you have received the early control system, follow the LabVIEW robotics programming guide for FRC.pdf and FRC_Framework.pdf in that order to get a feel of how the code should be organized.  These docs are available from the site.  I suggest starting a project using the basic format.  It is much easier to understand.  You should probably open up all subVIs and notice haw things are connected.  The devref semantics can be a bit confusing, but enough poking around should clear things up.

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Also look for a tutorial on using the provided frameworks to be posted shortly on the

Getting Started Programming with FRC Hardware: Videos and Tutorials

page. This tutorial, along with the documentation already mentioned, should provide a good guide to using the frameworks and where to implement code for different phases of the competition.

Best Regards,


NI FIRST Support

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