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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.

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Discussion Forum

Contributing to giving sight to AV's

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by RoboBill on Wednesday. 6 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

OpenCV and APM

Started by Kyle Campbell. Last reply by Kyle Campbell Dec 2. 5 Replies

Hey folks,I'm looking into things to improve my AVC performance for the next competition. My current idea is using a secondary processing unit for some OpenCV object recognition (specifically, the…Continue

uBlox LEA 6H on APM and Pixhawk

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Raimo Noormaa Nov 21. 11 Replies

Hi,Before Pixhawk I used APM 2.5 with LEA6h, wanted to use it also with Pixhawk but was unable to do so. Now I connected Lea6H back to APM and got "no gps" message. Connected USB to Lea6h to see with…Continue

SBUS output on Pixhawk when ?

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Nov 20. 1 Reply

I understand that the SBUS output on the Pixhawk is NOT currently enabled. Does anyone know when this may happen and will it simply send the Pixhawk output signals  or also passthrough the incoming…Continue

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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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD


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

@Tearig,

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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

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? 


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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

Regards,

TCIII AVD


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

@Michael,

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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

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/


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

@Michael

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?

Regards,

TCIII AVD

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   http://rover.ardupilot.com/wiki/configuration-2/

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

so I went on to here;

http://rover.ardupilot.com/wiki/tuning-steering-and-navigation-for-...

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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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 25, 2014 at 4:23pm

Hi All,

It is official now!

Tridge has just announced the release of ArduRover2 v2.46 Link

Congratulations to Tridge and the Developer Team!

Regards,

TCIII AVD


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 10, 2014 at 3:54pm

Hi All,

I think that once Tridge is done with the AU Outback Challenge, we plan to release a stable ArduRover2 v2.46.

The new release will have the active braking and throttle slew rate adjustment functions.

Stay tuned:-)

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

 
 
 

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