How do I know Karel is installed?

  • Hello.


    I am tasked with getting a Fanuc up and running, and I am trying to learn the basics.


    I see that Karel is an optional add on, and is required for some of the features I desire.


    How do I check on the pendant if the option is installed? I am running R-30ib Plus controller.

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  • Status button on the pendant (at the bottom), Then hit F1 for TYPE -> VERSION ID then hit F3 for config. In there lists everything installed on the robot. If Karel is in there you will see it.

    Check out the Fanuc position converter I wrote here!

  • Essentially you write karel in any text editor. I would recommend notepad++. You also need a compiler to convert into .pc files that the controller can use. Roboguide, a fanuc owned software is used to write offline programming and can help you write and implement karel code most directly. you can also do this with winolpc.


    If you are new to writing in Karel, I strongly recommend going through a post by SirCumference by the title "How to write Karel Programs". rf103 gave some good notes


  • It looks like the actual Karel option is R632. It looks like the other two Karel options are for internal Karel programs.

    Check out the Fanuc position converter I wrote here!


  • It looks like the actual Karel option is R632. It looks like the other two Karel options are for internal Karel programs.


    I'm not sure 632 is actually needed. I've been able to run Karel programs on controllers without it, as long as some of the others were present.


    Those controllers did sometimes need the $KAREL_ENB variable to be updated (set to 1).

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