Archive for January, 2011

Winpdb Remote Debugger for Python ported to RobotPy on vxWorks

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’m really excited about the idea of using python on our FIRST Robotics Team’s Robot this year, and one of the first things that got really annoying was the lack of debugging capability, since vxWorks doesn’t really have a console (I mean it does, but in the way that FRC has it setup, its not really a console in the traditional sense of the word). So I searched around and found Winpdb, a pretty neat remote debugger for python. So after playing with it for a bit, I’ve got it working on RobotPy and it seems to do the trick so far. 🙂

I’ll be creating some other tools as needed, so watch for more python in the future!