Python 3 for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

OpenCV 3.1.0 for binaries for RoboRIO

The RobotPy project has added precompiled OpenCV 3.1.0 binaries to our 2016 opkg feed, which makes it super easy to use python + opencv on the RoboRIO. I also compiled with Java bindings, so it should be usable from C++ or Java programs if you desire also.

If you want to build your own version, I’ve setup a Vagrant-based VM that you can use to cross compile it.


  • At the moment it’s not compiled with FFMPEG/libav support, but that will be resolved soon
  • These binaries will probably only work on a RoboRIO with a 2016 image.
  • It would be nice to have a good ‘dev’ package that could be downloaded and easily inserted into Eclipse… feel free to add a script that creates this and submit a pull request. :)