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Botsmiths Launcher v1.6 released

The Botsmiths Launcher version is up to 1.6! This version comes with a few fixes and a couple new features.

Download

If you already have a previous version, just open the launcher and the update will download automatically, otherwise you can download from the link below: Botsmiths Launcher v1.6

Features
  • (New) Added RoboRIO Java Installer button for quick access to the WPILib Java Installer for installing Java on the RoboRIO (needed for image processing with GRIP).
  • (Update) Launcher will automatically detect FRC Toolchain version and update to 4.9.3 if that version is not already installed.

Botsmiths Launcher v1.5 released

It seems I've skipped writing about a couple versions, so apologies for that, I'll be making an effort to post about all future updates from now on.

Download

If you already have a previous version, just open the launcher and the update will download automatically, otherwise you can download from the link below: Botsmiths Launcher v1.5

Features

Anyways, with that out of the way, the Botsmiths Launcher is up to version 1.5 and now has several improvements. These improvements include:

  • (New) Ability to launch Robot Builder and Outline Viewer tools from WPILib, with more WPILib tools added to the launcher soon.
  • (New) GRIP Image Processing support.
  • (Bugfix) Properly detects and updates Java version now in the case that x86 Java is installed on an x64 system.

Botsmiths Launcher v1.1 Released

How to get it

Just download and install the launcher.

Features

Currently implemented features include:

  • Automatic installation of FRC Toolchain
  • Automatic installation of Eclipse and FRC plugins
  • Quick access to important documentation
More features, including RoboRIO file browsing, automatic project sharing, driver tools, and more will be coming as soon as they are finished and tested.

Note for previous testers

Please make sure to uninstall the previous version BEFORE installing this version. The deployment system has been changed, so you will not receive updates if you continue running the old version.

New site

Welcome to the new Botsmiths site. It has a bunch of new features that I hope will prove very useful, my favorite of which is the BotNet. The BotNet is a section with team resources like forums, calendar/schedule, and all sorts of documentation. The old site was based on a different system, so your accounts haven't transferred over to this one. You'll need to register for an account here and then an admin will activate it. Don't worry about our old site though, you can still go on nostalgia trips at old.botsmiths.org.

If you have any problems with the new accounts, email me at (spelled out to avoid spam bots) supertanner (at) gmail [dot] com and I'll help you get it working.

We're at the Fair!!

The BotSmiths are at the Evergreen State Fair!! We've set up at the Technology Barn with our sister group: the 4H Robotics club Byte-by-Byte. We'll have our robot at the barn; then the second half of fair we'll have our entire pit and robot set up at the Dog Barn for public demonstrations!

For more information about the Evergreen State Fair, go to the official website at http://www.evergreenfair.org/

See you there!!!!