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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

Mission (not) Reset

Started by LoopZilla. Last reply by LoopZilla on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi,I posted the following on the Tower (DroidPlanner) Git issue forum, and received a reply that this may be an ArduRover issue, rather than an OCU software issue.  Interestingly, when I use…Continue

Can I reassign channels 7 and 8

Started by Flying Buddha. Last reply by Grant Morphett Mar 23. 5 Replies

I need to use channels 7 and 8 on my "Immersion R/C 8 channel" receiver to control two switches. Is it possible to change the default ch 7 and 8 functions on my pixhawk (Ardurover 2.91) to use ch 9…Continue

Cannot intialize battey voltage monitor

Started by Jim phelps. Last reply by Jim phelps Mar 13. 8 Replies

I cannot get the APM to read the battery voltage.APM2.5Ardurover 2.49Voltage tapped off of 2S battery with potentiometer (8.2volts in=3.0volts out)Monitor type is set to voltage onlySensor (none), I…Continue

APMRover2 simulation with MORSE

Started by zach w. Last reply by Niall Dempsey Mar 11. 2 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

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

@RoboBill,

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.

Regards,

TCIII

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

@TCIII

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?

Thanks

RoboBill


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

@RoboBill,

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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD 


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

@Raimo,

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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

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?


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

@Raimo,

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.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

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

Is the sonar aka range-finder function working now?


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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

Regards,

TCIII AVD 


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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

 
 
 

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