ArduRover User Group

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Before Posting an Issue

Hi All,

Before posting an issue or a problem in the ArduRover Discussion Forum, please check the wiki table of contents, review the firmware release notes in the subforum, and search that subforum for existing answers to your question. Help avoid duplicate threads by finding other members with the same issue and their solution.

When formulating your post, use a descriptive title such as "rover will not navigate to waypoints in the Auto mode" (not "HELP!" or "Problem").

Please include the following information to help diagnose your query:

  • Describe the problem you are having. What is the expected verses the observed behavior?
  • Provide hardware information such as the brand and version of your autopilot, GPS, radio, and compass, as well as any other pertinent details about your rover setup.
  • What version of the APM: ArdurRover2 firmware version are you running?
  • For navigation issues, provide your tlog and/or dataflash log. Click here for instructions on retrieving a dataflash log.


Discussion Forum

Triggering a analog video switch from adrurover

Started by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" 9 minutes ago. 0 Replies

tiny video switchCan ardurover trigger a camera switch based on accelerometer position?  Continue

Contributing to giving sight to AV's

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by RoboBill on Saturday. 60 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm trying to design and build an "open source" radar system. The premise is that while we have the hacked Neato and the RoboPeak system, I've not found anything for outdoor use. So…Continue

Revo Drone

Started by Erik Harmon. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello Folks,My children and I are in the early planning stages of our first drone project.  What we have is a second hand, dirty, Traxxas Revo 3.3.  What we would like to do with this is:Convert it…Continue

How to Install Dual Sonars on a Pixhawk

Started by Thomas J Coyle III. Last reply by Anders Wikstrom on Friday. 23 Replies

Hi All,I just completed installing dual Maxbotix MB1240 sonars on one of my Pixhawk equipped rovers.Since the sonars were from an APM equipped rover they already had single pair shielded cables…Continue

Tags: install, Pixhawk, dual, sonar

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Comment by Phill Scott on December 31, 2014 at 4:02pm

And, the same to you Tom!

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on December 31, 2014 at 2:51pm

Hi All,

I would like to wish all of the ArduRover User Group members a successful and prosperous New Year.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 22, 2014 at 12:08pm


Looks like a great start!



Comment by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on October 22, 2014 at 11:27am

Getting my rover going, I will have time to dive deeper into the code now and see what is ailing the skid steer options and other peripheral problems, looking forward to playing skid steer for a while... 

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 13, 2014 at 8:19pm


At one time the ArduRover2 Developers considered using a PX4flow module to implement a speed and direction flow function, but we have not moved ahead with the project at this time.



Comment by RoboBill on October 13, 2014 at 7:50pm


Thanks for the update. Blazing a SLAM trail is way over my head. Another possibility is the PX4Flow. If I mounted it a few inches off the ground facing down, could it measure speed and direction? Could it be used with the mission planner?



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 13, 2014 at 10:30am


I think that the original intent of the LIDAR-Lite was for range finding, but you might be able to use it as input for a SLAM function.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 13, 2014 at 10:27am


When I tested the rangefinder function in ArduRover2 v2.47 beta 1, I was not successful and had issues that I have passed on to Tridge in the form of tlogs and data flash logs. It could be I am doing something incorrectly when setting up the rangefinder parameters. I am sure that Tridge will be able to tell from the tlogs and data flash logs.



Comment by RoboBill on October 13, 2014 at 9:52am

Regarding the Lidar-Lite... is this just for obstacle avoidance or can I guide my rover to waypoints that are X and Y away from a corner?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 11, 2014 at 10:39am


Tridge has indicated that he has gotten the rangefinder (sonar) function to work correctly. I have yet to do so and plan to test the function again tomorrow with the latest v 2.47 beta 1 firmware and send Tridge a tlog of my testing results if I am not successful.




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