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

APMRover2 simulation with MORSE

Started by zach w. Last reply by zach w on Sunday. 5 Replies

Hello.I set myself a challenge of hooking up APMRover2 to a car simulated in MORSE and it seems to work so I thought I'd write about it. Might be interesting to someone.…Continue

dual sonar ? better GPS ?

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Don Pramis on Thursday. 20 Replies

I am planning to try the dual sonar option on the latest ardurover version. I am following the instructions on this forum. Does the dual sonar work ? My max vehicle speed is 2.1 m/s so I think it…Continue

Is User Hook available in APMRover?

Started by Adam Radel. Last reply by Grant Morphett Apr 28. 2 Replies

Hey all,I know you can have custom "USERHOOK_VARIABLES" as mentioned on  …Continue

Connecting non-3DR GPS

Started by Joe Dvorak. Last reply by jean-luc Apr 23. 13 Replies

I have a Pixhawk system with all the standard 3DR peripherals (telemetry radio, GPS). I need to replace the 3DR GPS with another GPS unit so that I can conduct some tests with higher accuracy. I have…Continue

Tags: APM:Rover, GPS

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Comment by Vincent van Schijndel on September 23, 2012 at 11:18pm

Hello All,

i bought a second hand apm 1, to use with ardurover. looking forward to it, it should arrive in 1-2 weeks. 1 have 1 question. the owner told me i could never use the esc with bec, according to him i always have to take out the red wire from the esc and use a seperate ubec. this because if you plug in the usb without first powering the esc with a battery, there was a chance the esc pulled some power through the usb, causing the bord to blow.

is this correct? are you all using seperate ubecs? i cant find something about it on the forums, thats why i ask:)

thanks in advance!

greets vincent

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 21, 2012 at 3:01pm

Hi All,

Well, I have got the ball rolling on building an ArduRover. How about some more build logs to give us ideas concerning building our own rovers! Help with hardware and software builds will be greatly appreciated by all.



Comment by Rich Maynard on September 18, 2012 at 6:48pm

Well if you looking to interface a WII Nunchuck check out


Comment by Bradley J Carr on September 17, 2012 at 7:20pm

i really need to learn the programing better.  i am going to go look at the arduino site and see what i can learn.  but i dont understand how to get the pulse width to react to the wii nunchuck

Comment by Rich Maynard on September 17, 2012 at 6:04pm


If you have a couple of questions go ahead an post them. Not to put you off though but there are many examples of using PWM on the Arduino site as well the samples and Library examples that come with the Arduino IDE.


Comment by KM6VV on September 17, 2012 at 4:24pm

ROS can run the connect on the turtlebot! 

It also has stacks to run obstacle avoidance, and blob tracking with a CMU camera.


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 17, 2012 at 2:25pm


I am running Window 7 and plan to upgrade to Windows 8. I needed to run Windows 7 to be able to use the Kinect.

Concerning integration of robust obstacle avoidance and goal identification into the APM code, I think that it might not be a good idea due to the complexity of the existing APM code. I plan to let the APM do what it does well: navigate. The Arduino Uno does obstacle avoidance very well and maybe an Arduino Mega can provide goal identification. I am for diversified processing wherever possible as sometimes an all-in-one solution is cumbersome to debug and maintain.



Comment by Bradley J Carr on September 17, 2012 at 2:16pm

Would somebody that has alot of experience with programming the arduino help me out with a couple of things for something I am building.  I just have a couple of questions about making two outputs with PWM do what I need it to.

Comment by Grips on September 17, 2012 at 10:40am

Guys is Anyone running the Ardurover with a minimosd connected via the telemetry port?

Comment by KM6VV on September 17, 2012 at 9:47am

Hi Thomas,

What are you running on your ITX? 

If we could get straight heading and speed parameters out of the APM, then a simple Arduino could add in the collision avoidance and goal identification.  With a better understanding of APM code, these behaviors could even be added into its code.



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