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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.

TCIII

Discussion Forum

new PIXHAWK APM will not do anything in Auto Mode

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi All:Decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to PIxhawk. Got everything and everything went smoothly.Used Futaba sbus link from RX to PixHawk. Works fine. CH1 CH2 for speed and steering CH7 - learn…Continue

How to Install Dual Sonars on a Pixhawk

Started by Thomas J Coyle III. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III yesterday. 16 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

Motor activation in auto mode

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Raimo Noormaa yesterday. 8 Replies

Hi, I'm having problems with activating motor in auto mode. All works well in manual and learning mode. When I activate auto mode with "flaps" 3 pos switch, steering servo starts to move, MP shows…Continue

Need RC PWM signal to 0-5 volts for my robot.

Started by Gary McCray. Last reply by Swift yesterday. 36 Replies

Hi,I am building (slowly) a 2 wheel hanging pendulum robot that uses 2 26" Bicycle wheels and Kelly reversing controllers.The problem I have is that the controllers use a pot or 0-5 volt input for a…Continue

Tags: RC, PWM

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 6, 2014 at 11:14am

Hi All,

I just shipped my Pixhawk equipped Traxxas 2WD brushless Slash rover and its support equipment in a Pelican 1650 case to Boulder, CO for the Sparkfun 2014 AVC. It should be there by June 13 to the 16th just in time for my arrival there on June 19th.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 5, 2014 at 10:14am

The Porta-potties are where the start/finish hay bales are positioned when the AVC course has been laid out.

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by Kyle Campbell on June 4, 2014 at 7:49pm

Did some testing at Boulder Resevoir. This is what the starting line currently looks like
http://imgur.com/ICLmSDd

My car may have tried to wedge itself underneath one of the porta-potties...


T3
Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 7:33am

Thanks Thomas!

I'll give it a try. You find a longer reply here.

Best regards,

Thorsten


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 4, 2014 at 5:59am

@Thorsten,

That command does work as I have inadvertently tested it before I knew of its existence. I had a curb strike during the Auto Mode that stopped my rover so I went to Manual and drove the rover back to the start and went to the Auto Mode. The rover, instead of starting the mission again, tried to go back to the last waypoint before the curb strike and complete the mission:-) I presently have the  MIS_RESTART set to 1. It is normally set to 0.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


T3
Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 5:51am

Hi Linus,

thanks a lot! Great!

I'll give it a try and report!

Best regards,

Thorsten


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 4, 2014 at 5:46am

@Linus,

Nice catch. I remembered about that later, but you beat me to it:-)

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


Developer
Comment by Linus on June 4, 2014 at 4:10am

Hi Thomas,

it depends on what you have MIS_RESTART set to.

0 = Resume Mission and 1 = Restart Mission.

So if you want to just pause a mission set MIS_RESTART to 0 and your rover should resume your missions.


Regards,

Linus


T3
Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 1:31am

Hi Thomas,

thanks for the link! 

What is not clear to me is if the Start/Stop function can be used to pause+continue Auto missions or if it can only be used to (re-)start a mission from the beginning (a function to resume a mission from last active command seems to be available in AC3.2-rc1 only).

Any kind of help is highly appreciated!

TIA,

Thorsten


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 3, 2014 at 5:05am

@Thorsten,

The Start/Stop function has been available on the APM for quite a while and is now working on the Pixhawk. Details on how to use the Start/Stop function can be found here: Start/Stop

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

 
 
 

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