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Limelight Lib Python

limelightlib-python is the easiest way to interface with Limelight devices. It works on all operating systems (MacOS, Windows, Linux) and architectures (x86, ARM).


pip install limelightlib-python


import limelight
import limelightresults

discovered_limelights = limelight.discover_limelights()
print("discovered limelights:", discovered_limelights)

if discovered_limelights:
limelight_address = discovered_limelights[0]
limelight = limelight.Limelight(limelight_address)
results = limelight.get_results()
print("targeting results:", results)

result = limelight.get_latest_results()

parsed_result = limelightresults.parse_results(result)
if parsed_result is not None:

# Accessing arrays
for tag in parsed_result.fiducialResults:
print(tag.robot_pose_target_space, tag.fiducial_id)



  • get_results(): Fetches latest results via HTTP GET.
  • capture_snapshot(snapname): Captures a snapshot with a given name.
  • upload_snapshot(snapname, image_path): Uploads a snapshot with a given name and image file.
  • snapshot_manifest(): Retrieves the snapshot manifest via HTTP GET.
  • delete_snapshots(): Deletes all snapshots via HTTP GET.
  • upload_neural_network(nn_type, file_path): Uploads a neural network file with a specified type.
  • hw_report(): Fetches hardware report via HTTP GET.
  • cal_default(): Fetches default calibration data via HTTP GET.
  • cal_file(): Fetches calibration data from file via HTTP GET.
  • cal_eeprom(): Fetches calibration data from EEPROM via HTTP GET.
  • cal_latest(): Fetches the latest calibration data via HTTP GET.
  • update_cal_eeprom(cal_data): Updates calibration data in EEPROM via HTTP POST.
  • update_cal_file(cal_data): Updates calibration data in file via HTTP POST.
  • delete_cal_latest(): Deletes the latest calibration data via HTTP DELETE.
  • delete_cal_eeprom(): Deletes calibration data from EEPROM via HTTP DELETE.
  • delete_cal_file(): Deletes calibration data from file via HTTP DELETE.


  • enable_websocket(): Initializes and starts a WebSocket connection in another thread.
  • disable_websocket(): Closes the WebSocket connection and joins the thread.
  • get_latest_results(): Returns the latest results received from the WebSocket.


  • limelightresults.parse_results(): Parse results and return a GeneralResult object

Result Class Spec

class GeneralResult:
def __init__(self, results):
self.barcode = results.get("Barcode", [])
self.classifierResults = [ClassifierResult(item) for item in results.get("Classifier", [])]
self.detectorResults = [DetectorResult(item) for item in results.get("Detector", [])]
self.fiducialResults = [FiducialResult(item) for item in results.get("Fiducial", [])]
self.retroResults = [RetroreflectiveResult(item) for item in results.get("Retro", [])]
self.botpose = results.get("botpose", [])
self.botpose_wpiblue = results.get("botpose_wpiblue", [])
self.botpose_wpired = results.get("botpose_wpired", [])
self.capture_latency = results.get("cl", 0)
self.pipeline_id = results.get("pID", 0)
self.robot_pose_target_space = results.get("t6c_rs", [])
self.targeting_latency = results.get("tl", 0)
self.timestamp = results.get("ts", 0)
self.validity = results.get("v", 0)
self.parse_latency = 0.0

class RetroreflectiveResult:
def __init__(self, retro_data):
self.points = retro_data["pts"]
self.camera_pose_target_space = retro_data["t6c_ts"]
self.robot_pose_field_space = retro_data["t6r_fs"]
self.robot_pose_target_space = retro_data["t6r_ts"]
self.target_pose_camera_space = retro_data["t6t_cs"]
self.target_pose_robot_space = retro_data["t6t_rs"]
self.target_area = retro_data["ta"]
self.target_x_degrees = retro_data["tx"]
self.target_x_pixels = retro_data["txp"]
self.target_y_degrees = retro_data["ty"]
self.target_y_pixels = retro_data["typ"]

class FiducialResult:
def __init__(self, fiducial_data):
self.fiducial_id = fiducial_data["fID"] = fiducial_data["fam"]
self.points = fiducial_data["pts"]
self.skew = fiducial_data["skew"]
self.camera_pose_target_space = fiducial_data["t6c_ts"]
self.robot_pose_field_space = fiducial_data["t6r_fs"]
self.robot_pose_target_space = fiducial_data["t6r_ts"]
self.target_pose_camera_space = fiducial_data["t6t_cs"]
self.target_pose_robot_space = fiducial_data["t6t_rs"]
self.target_area = fiducial_data["ta"]
self.target_x_degrees = fiducial_data["tx"]
self.target_x_pixels = fiducial_data["txp"]
self.target_y_degrees = fiducial_data["ty"]
self.target_y_pixels = fiducial_data["typ"]

class DetectorResult:
def __init__(self, detector_data):
self.class_name = detector_data["class"]
self.class_id = detector_data["classID"]
self.confidence = detector_data["conf"]
self.points = detector_data["pts"]
self.target_area = detector_data["ta"]
self.target_x_degrees = detector_data["tx"]
self.target_x_pixels = detector_data["txp"]
self.target_y_degrees = detector_data["ty"]
self.target_y_pixels = detector_data["typ"]

class ClassifierResult:
def __init__(self, classifier_data):
self.class_name = classifier_data["class"]
self.class_id = classifier_data["classID"]
self.confidence = classifier_data["conf"]