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RoboRio Notes

Setting up Intellij support

  • Download and install IntelliJ.

  • Download the GradleRIO zip file and extract it into to your project directory.

  • Open up build.gradle and change latest-version to the latest plugin version specified here. For example:

    id "jaci.openrio.gradle.GradleRIO" version "2017.1.1"

  • In frc, set team to 852 and set robotClass to the class that Robot is in.

  • In robotManifest, change 'Robot-Class' to the value you set for frc. For example:

def robotManifest = {
  attributes 'Main-Class': 'edu.wpi.first.wpilibj.RobotBase'
  attributes 'Robot-Class': "org.usfirst.frc.team852.robot.Robot"
  • Open a command line window and go to the project directory.
    Run gradlew idea on Windows or ./gradlew idea on Linux/OSX.

  • Open the .ipr file with IntelliJ.

  • A pop-up will appear about an unlinked gradle project. Link the gradle project with the task-oriented option (second option down).

  • In the project there should be a /src/main/java folder. Create a package inside called org.usfirst.frc.team852.robot. Add your Robot class and add this to the top:

    package org.usfirst.frc.team852.robot;

  • In IntelliJ, go to view > Tool Windows > Terminal.


Commands are run through the command line or through gradle integration (TODO: cover this). They are run with gradlew [args] on Windows or ./gradlew [args] on OSX/Linux.

Some useful commands:

  • gradlew build: Build the project locally and prepare it for deployment.

  • gradlew build deploy: Build and deploy the project to the robot.

  • gradlew build deploy --offline: Build and deploy the project without checking and dowloading remote repositories. Useful for competition scenarios or when offline.