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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

To Start Rover

Started by yuvraj. Last reply by yuvraj 35 minutes ago. 8 Replies

How to start make an autonomous rover so what i need about the components please explain me sir so that i can start my work. so please provide me a which type of transmitter an receiver or any other…Continue

using the rover as a auto sentry with audio and video?

Started by mark sahf. Last reply by mark sahf on Saturday. 2 Replies

Has anyone made the rover into a roving security system? I have hacked Roomba and reprogramed with a tether I make then removed parts not needed and added security items and programed it to guard the…Continue

Contributing to giving sight to AV's

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by RoboBill on Friday. 53 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

Follow Me Mode?

Started by Brianman. Last reply by Brianman Jan 19. 3 Replies

Was Follow Me Mode ever implemented into APM Rover?Continue

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Comment by Raimo Noormaa on October 11, 2014 at 10:26am

Is the sonar aka range-finder function working now?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 11, 2014 at 10:23am

Hi All,

Today I verified that the skid (differential) steering function in ArduRover2 v2.47 beta 1 performs correctly. The latest beta can be found here: Latest firmware



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 10, 2014 at 6:01pm

Hi All,

For those of you who ordered a LIDAR-Lite, it looks like they will starting shipping product on October 13th.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 26, 2014 at 6:45pm


As far as I know, the skid steering issue in the stable ArduRover2 v2.46 has yet to be resolved.

The skid steering function in the previous stable ArduRover2 version 2.45 works correctly.



Comment by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 26, 2014 at 5:43pm

very excited that we have a rover project that just came live, is the skid steering issue resolved? 

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 15, 2014 at 5:54am

Hi All,

The skid (differential) steering in ArduRover2 stable version v2.46 is broken and our Developer/Programmer, Tridge, will not be available to fix it until after the AU OBC.

Please use either v2.44 or 2.45 from this repository Link



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 14, 2014 at 4:12pm


In some instances you have to use the "reverse" check box for either the ailerons or the throttle when in the Auto Mode compared to the Manual mode where you change the servo output direction in the transmitter.



Comment by Michael Monti on September 14, 2014 at 1:47pm

Thanks for the reply Thomas.

I got it figured out.  I'm using a custom arduino based mixer. I had the throttle reversed. I adjusted my mixer and things look good now.

Cheers..  \o/

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 14, 2014 at 12:38pm


What value do you have your CRUISE_THROTTLE set to?

What value do you have your CRUISE_SPEED set to?

What value do you have your WAYPOINT_RADIUS set to?

How far is your first waypoint from the starting (home) point?



Comment by Michael Monti on September 14, 2014 at 10:40am

This is my first time setting up an APM,  

 I have everything working in "manual" mode good.

Throttle and steering respond to my radio and from the ground station joystick.

But when I go into "auto" mode, the steering is responding but I get no throttle, no forward speed.

I setup the configuration to what it says in the ArduRover setup guide. at

But it looks like there is some information missing from that page, It stops in mid word.

so I went on to here;

and set the parameters as described.

No Joy.....   Steering movement but no speed. Can someone tell me what I am missing please?

Thank you.....


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