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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

New Localization Kickstarter promising 10 cm accuracy

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by uavfans 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

Howdy All,I stumbled across this project yesterday. It uses UWB Decawave chips. The Pozyx is a Arduino shield. The system is made up of 4 anchors around…Continue

APM 2.6 UGV - 2 motors + chain system + ArduRover/APM control

Started by U Hobbies. Last reply by U Hobbies on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Okay, so we're planning our new project, basically a rover driven by 2 motors and a chain/gear system, almost exactly like this: …Continue

Tags: control, APM, motors, 2, 4WD

Follow Me Mode?

Started by Brianman. Last reply by Grant Morphett on Monday. 5 Replies

Was Follow Me Mode ever implemented into APM Rover?Continue

Best GPS for wooded areas

Started by Falcon. Last reply by RoboBill Jun 23. 4 Replies

Hello All,I am using the uBlox LEA-6 v1.1 I bought from 3DRobotics two years ago.  It gets good lock in the open, but it can take over five minutes to get a lock in the woods, and most of my property…Continue

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 10, 2013 at 5:59pm


Yes, it was fun and the 3DR crew along with the other DIY Drones members who were in attendance are a great group to hang out with!

Though it seemed that everytime I thought I had the course waypoints nailed down, I found myself making minor adjustments that improved my rovers performance in subsequent heats.



Comment by Bot Thoughts on June 10, 2013 at 9:49am

@Tom - me too, hopefully next time. I keep meaning to be able to head to Dark Horse after these things and somehow always get thwarted. :D  Anyway once again Congrats on an awesome achievement, Tom!

Comment by KM6VV on June 10, 2013 at 9:47am

Sounds like you guys had fun!

Alan  KM6VV

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 10, 2013 at 3:30am


It was nice to be able to meet you too. I wish that we could have had more time to visit. Hopefully next year there will be more time:-)



Comment by Bot Thoughts on June 9, 2013 at 9:06pm

Tom, Tridge, and everyone, congratulations!!!  That was an awesome showing. And, great to finally meet you in person, Tom! --Michael

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 9, 2013 at 6:27pm


I am presently near St. Louis, Mo and will be home by Tue afternoon.

I want to thank everyone who assisted in this victory for the ArduRover team at the Sparkfun AVC. I do not believe that anyone person alone could have pulled off what our team was able to accomplish at the AVC.

Next year I plan to fly as this three day drive is murder without someone to ride shotgun.

I hope to enter an improved Slash rover and a Traxxas 1/16 Rally which will use a PX4 FMU and I/O.


Tom C

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on June 9, 2013 at 3:45pm

It was a great day for Team ArduRover and Tom was absolutely beaming. He's got a long drive back to Florida to savor the victory, but the lesson here was that hard work pays off. Huge thanks to Tridge, Tom and everyone else for bringing this code up to contest-winning quality over the past few months. Next year, we can add vision, Lidar, DGPS and more and become unbeatable. 

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on June 9, 2013 at 3:40pm

Huge congratulations to Tom Coyle for winning the Sparkfun mid-size Rover category at Sparkfun AVC on the weekend! Tom has put a massive amount of effort into testing the APM Rover code, and it really paid off for him. I haven't yet found a video of his run, but from what I've heard his rover managed to get through the barrells, through the hoop and over the ramp to produce a winning score.

Hopefully when Tom is back home (it's a long drive!) he will write up the full story.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by Mike Wilson on June 7, 2013 at 6:37am

Thanks for the info. I'll upload the latest firmware and give it a try.


Comment by Andrew Tridgell on June 7, 2013 at 12:53am


I forgot to mention that there is a simple workaround for the bug. Just change the value to something else first - for example, change it to 0.1, write the parameter change, then change it to 0.0. It will then work.

Cheers, Tridge


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