PIDController

class wpilib.controller.PIDController(Kp: float, Ki: float, Kd: float, period: seconds = 0.02)

Bases: wpilib.Sendable

Implements a PID control loop.

Allocates a PIDController with the given constants for Kp, Ki, and Kd.

Parameters
  • Kp – The proportional coefficient.

  • Ki – The integral coefficient.

  • Kd – The derivative coefficient.

  • period – The period between controller updates in seconds. The default is 20 milliseconds. Must be non-zero and positive.

atSetpoint()bool

Returns true if the error is within the tolerance of the setpoint.

This will return false until at least one input value has been computed.

calculate(*args, **kwargs)

Overloaded function.

  1. calculate(self: wpilib.controller._controller.PIDController, measurement: float) -> float

Returns the next output of the PID controller.

Parameters

measurement – The current measurement of the process variable.

  1. calculate(self: wpilib.controller._controller.PIDController, measurement: float, setpoint: float) -> float

Returns the next output of the PID controller.

Parameters
  • measurement – The current measurement of the process variable.

  • setpoint – The new setpoint of the controller.

disableContinuousInput()None

Disables continuous input.

enableContinuousInput(minimumInput: float, maximumInput: float)None

Enables continuous input.

Rather then using the max and min input range as constraints, it considers them to be the same point and automatically calculates the shortest route to the setpoint.

Parameters
  • minimumInput – The minimum value expected from the input.

  • maximumInput – The maximum value expected from the input.

getD()float

Gets the differential coefficient.

Returns

differential coefficient

getI()float

Gets the integral coefficient.

Returns

integral coefficient

getP()float

Gets the proportional coefficient.

Returns

proportional coefficient

getPeriod()seconds

Gets the period of this controller.

Returns

The period of the controller.

getPositionError()float

Returns the difference between the setpoint and the measurement.

getSetpoint()float

Returns the current setpoint of the PIDController.

Returns

The current setpoint.

getVelocityError()float

Returns the velocity error.

initSendable(builder: wpilib.SendableBuilder)None
isContinuousInputEnabled()bool

Returns true if continuous input is enabled.

reset()None

Reset the previous error, the integral term, and disable the controller.

setD(Kd: float)None

Sets the differential coefficient of the PID controller gain.

Parameters

Kd – differential coefficient

setI(Ki: float)None

Sets the integral coefficient of the PID controller gain.

Parameters

Ki – integral coefficient

setIntegratorRange(minimumIntegral: float, maximumIntegral: float)None

Sets the minimum and maximum values for the integrator.

When the cap is reached, the integrator value is added to the controller output rather than the integrator value times the integral gain.

Parameters
  • minimumIntegral – The minimum value of the integrator.

  • maximumIntegral – The maximum value of the integrator.

setP(Kp: float)None

Sets the proportional coefficient of the PID controller gain.

Parameters

Kp – proportional coefficient

setPID(Kp: float, Ki: float, Kd: float)None

Sets the PID Controller gain parameters.

Sets the proportional, integral, and differential coefficients.

Parameters
  • Kp – Proportional coefficient

  • Ki – Integral coefficient

  • Kd – Differential coefficient

setSetpoint(setpoint: float)None

Sets the setpoint for the PIDController.

Parameters

setpoint – The desired setpoint.

setTolerance(positionTolerance: float, velocityTolerance: float = inf)None

Sets the error which is considered tolerable for use with AtSetpoint().

Parameters
  • positionTolerance – Position error which is tolerable.

  • velociytTolerance – Velocity error which is tolerable.