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

How to Install Dual Sonars on a Pixhawk

Started by Thomas J Coyle III. Last reply by DG 43 minutes ago. 26 Replies

Hi All,I just completed installing dual Maxbotix MB1240 sonars on one of my Pixhawk equipped rovers.Since the sonars were from an APM equipped rover they already had single pair shielded cables…Continue

Tags: install, Pixhawk, dual, sonar

Apm Rover in tractor setup.

Started by Matthew Reimer. Last reply by DG 45 minutes ago. 32 Replies

I want to use pixhawk with the apm rover firmware to operate an agricultural tractor. I need to set up my tractor as an rc vehicle.  My plan is as follows: any feedback I can get is appreciated.  I…Continue

Connecting non-3DR GPS

Started by Joe Dvorak. Last reply by Matthew Reimer on Friday. 16 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

Contributing to giving sight to AV's

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by Gary McCray on Thursday. 64 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

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Comment by jraulj on August 12, 2013 at 6:51pm

thank you.

I will try changing this settings

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 11, 2013 at 5:30am


Here is a list of the ArduRover2 parameters and their descriptions:

The parameters that affect the rover speed are CRUISE_THROTTLE and CRUISE_SPEED. You can use those two parameters to adjust the speed of your rover in the Auto Mode. They have no affect on the rover velocity in the Manual Mode. Your transmitter elevator joystick controls the rover speed in the manual mode.



Comment by Robert Scheer on August 10, 2013 at 8:29pm

I'm new to the group and don't yet have a working vehicle but it seems obvious how to reduce the speed.  Perhaps you could share a bit more info if you expect people to spend time trying to help.

Comment by jraulj on August 10, 2013 at 7:26pm

Can some one  please tell me how to slowdown  the speed of the rover significantly.(very slow) on the new mission planner . I keep bumping into cars and alarms are going off, in my neighborhood

Comment by Lukas North on July 17, 2013 at 4:30am

Hi All,

I'm using Rover 2.42 and MP 1.2.59

Looking far a way to see the raw GPS data coming into my APM2.5 I noticed a RAWGPS command under TEST in CLI in arduplane documentation. This doesn't appear in the rover setup. Is there a reason for this? Any plans to include it? It'd be very useful.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on July 14, 2013 at 5:52pm

Hi All,

Tridge has updated and enabled the camera gimbal stabilization code for the APM2.x in the latest 2.43 beta2 release that can be found here: .

Any member who wishes to use a stabilized camera gimbal on a rover is encouraged to try out this beta2 release and report back your experience with this new functionality.


TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by MVeloso on July 12, 2013 at 8:59am

@ Thomas.


Solar ArduRover on:




Manuel Veloso

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on July 12, 2013 at 4:01am


Good idea. A discussion thread concerning your unique rover will allow you to greatly expand the documentation of your project.



Comment by MVeloso on July 12, 2013 at 3:35am

About My EcoRover and due to the fact the solar rover is a specific discussion  I think it is better to have a dedicated threads.



Comment by MVeloso on July 11, 2013 at 7:44am

My EcoRover



Now my Rover has the solar option.

It is a modular concept and easy to change. So the panel can easily be removed.

The solar panel feeds a 2S LiPo battery with 2 X 6V and 0.940 amp.


More details soon.







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