ArduRover User Group

Dedicated to the exchange of useful information between members using the Arduino or other families of processors for autonomous rovers.

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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

autonomous rover- no motors, just servo for steering and actuator for braking- rolling down hill

Started by john smith. Last reply by Ray Quintana Mar 20. 3 Replies

The objective is to build an autonomous gravity racer (no motors, just rolling down a hill) to go through several waypoints. Autonomy through GPS and magnetometer.Was wondering if anyone can direct…Continue

Tags: racer, gravity, 2.6, APM

How should we handle reverse in ArduRover?

Started by Andrew Tridgell. Last reply by Amulya Agarwal Mar 11. 48 Replies

I'd like to add support for the rover using reverse in auto mode, so if it can get somewhere faster by going backwards it will. So I'm looking at how reverse is setup in the ArduRover code, and…Continue

Rover goes in tight circles when in Auto and RTL mode. Error Compass Variance Alert.

Started by Robert Kyamoto. Last reply by Nathan Jones Jan 25. 15 Replies

The rover works completely in manual mode, but whenever I switch to auto or RTL the rover just turns in tight circles. I get an error message "Error compass variance". I recalibrated the compass, but…Continue

Tags: ArduRover

Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth

Started by Nathan Jones. Last reply by Andre Luiz Jan 16. 7 Replies

I'm trying to get a new rover up and running and keeping hitting bumps...and also my head on the wall! Please help before this beast runs me over lol!Overview: -200lb custom built steel frame rover.…Continue

Tags: SaberTooth, Pixhawk, SkidSteering, Rover

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 2, 2016 at 7:07am

**************************IMPORTANT NOTICE**********************

With the creation of, the Developers and User Group support staff will no longer be supporting this User Group.

Please post future discussion threads and requests for support in the appropriate Forum on if you expect a response from the Developers and User Group support staff.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 28, 2016 at 9:03am

@Darius Jack,

I have no idea about the mysteries of how NING, the platform where this website is hosted, orders the discussion threads nor do I really care.



Comment by Richard Sterling on March 28, 2016 at 6:13am

Cheers, TCIII. I'm happy either way, as long as my voice from the depths of confusion get heard by those enlightened with knowledge :-)) lol
I'm just grateful for everyone's help.

Comment by Darius Jack on March 28, 2016 at 5:48am


you have made a history (see below).

Could you kindly explain me what made some threads

to be reverse ordered against input time vs. some other

threads to be ordered to read the last reply as the newest one ?

This thread is exactly reverse ordered  so page 96 redirected me to your oldest inputs.


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 27, 2012 at 11:15am


I have sent you a PM with with an email address linked to a Google account.




ADMIN Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 27, 2012 at 9:30am

Hi Chris,

It has been a long time since I had my Google account and I do not even remember the password. I remember that we tried to do the same thing with ArduPlane and I could not get linked. I need to establish a new Google account and get hooked up.




3D ROBOTICS Comment by Chris Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 9:18am

Thanks, Tom. We'll be using the usual Google Code wiki. I've put up a stub page here. If you can PM me your email (linked to a Google account), I can give you edit permission.


ADMIN Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 27, 2012 at 9:15am


I will be glad to help out. I am pretty good with MS Word and am a good proof reader and technical editior.




3D ROBOTICS Comment by Chris Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 9:01am

I'm going to start work on the ArduRover manual when I'm back from vacation in a week. Who would like to help?


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 28, 2016 at 5:26am


The ArduRover and ArduBoat User Group links in the ArduRover Tab will not redirect you to the new website until we have Chris Anderson's permission to do so since he is the owner of the DIY Drones website.



Comment by Richard Sterling on March 28, 2016 at 5:16am

Just noticed that I'm not being redirected to the new site?

Comment by Darius Jack on March 27, 2016 at 3:47pm


thank you for your kind reply.

I am really sorry, I was not aware of your problems with Solo, DIYDrones, money and more.

I wish you all all the best, prosperity and success in private and business life.

Chris once responded to me on behalf of the moderators.

Earlier, I was really not aware why so many followers flooded my threads with not really nice responses,

as I know now, living under strong stress.


Please keep DIYDrones going on.

Since Tridge has plans to go PRO, if there any chance to remove

GNU Linces from Ardu code,

that part claiming

this code is Not fit for any purpose.

Not sure FAA can certify commercial drone controlled by firmware claiming

Not fit for any purpose.

(don't take it personally)

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 27, 2016 at 2:13pm

@Darius Jack,

You will have to ask Chris Anderson directly what his future plans are for DIY Drones as I have no idea. is just one of many DIY drone resources on the web. However a man once said: "Build it and they will come." We feel that we have built a quality website in relation to the DIY community and the ArduPilot environment needs. Time will tell.



Comment by Darius Jack on March 27, 2016 at 1:44pm


you were so happy announcing the growth of population at DIYDrones.

DIYDrones features better web interface, made of media + groups + web links.

Not sure if making that transition and damping traffic you can offer us with win-win strategy.

Ok, I am aware of anti-trust risks involved and frankly speaking Chris should not plays double role of CEO at 3D Robotics and owner at DIYDrones since it may confuse some developers about Ardu projects.

Alike strategy developed by Google and called Android + Nexus, never worked well, limiting interest in Nexus granted first0hand access to latest developments by Anroid team.

Why not let us buy equity in DIYDrones made by users to fund servers, staff like you and others, to keep Ardu projects going ?

CEO at Wikipedia claims MM$ donations to keeep his service on.

Could you tell me more about the future of DIYDrones ?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 27, 2016 at 10:21am

@Darius Jack, is a separate entity and has no relationship to DIY Drones which is owned by Chris Anderson.




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