Preparing Raspberry Pi for FRC Competition

These guidelines help you transition your Raspberry Pi running the VMX Robotics Toolkit for use in FRC Competition.

  1. Review the FIRST FRC Field Management System (FMS) Whitepaper.  The FMS is the system used to manage communication between a FRC Drive Station, Robot and a Raspberry Pi used as a co-processor.  Some very important details are in this document, including the allowed range of TCP Ports which may be used for communication.
  2. Disable Wifi on the Raspberry Pi.  This includes when in the pits as well as on the competition field.