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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

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

Started by Gary McCray. Last reply by Swift yesterday. 31 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

New APM 2.46 Firmware Issues

Started by Joseph Brandine. Last reply by Linus on Thursday. 8 Replies

I have upgraded to the new APM 2.46 firmware for my Skid steer.  First off, everything is working very well on the 2.45 version.  As soon as i load the new firmware,  The skid steer steering no…Continue

Motor activation in auto mode

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Raimo Noormaa on Wednesday. 6 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

Tank Rover Settings

Started by Joseph Brandine. Last reply by Linus on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Good Afternoon,I have a tank and regular car APM 2.6 set up.  The car is working well doing my grid patters, the tank on the other hand, has gone from weaving all over but hitting the way-points, to…Continue

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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


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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


T3
Comment by Thorsten on June 2, 2014 at 11:24pm

Hi Thomas,

I am new to rovers and just starting to put pieces together.

I am looking for a way (if possible without mavlink) to stop a rover at some point while in Auto mission and to proceed the mission after some external input. Hence, the Start/Stop auto_trigger function sounds interesting. Can you provide some details about it?

My idea is to use something like CAM_TRIGG_DIST (which can easily be set in a CGS). Then after it is triggered and the signal is send to an embedded computer (RasPi, BBB, etc.) a Stop signal is send back to stop Auto Mode and, after some processing is finished, a Start signal is send to resume the Auto mission.

Is something like this possible. I already posted here and here but no replies so far. Then I saw your post about the ArduRover 2.46 beta :-)

TIA and best regards,

Thorsten


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 2, 2014 at 7:49am

Hi All,

ArduRover 2.46 beta is now available for use:Rover Latest This beta release version has been updated for proper sequential triggering of dual sonars and has had the Start/Stop auto_trigger function verified for starting and stopping the rover in the Auto Mode (Sparkfun AVC requirement) without the use of an R/C receiver.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 23, 2014 at 3:27pm

@JesseJay,

Thanks for the update, much appreciated. After conversing with Bot Thoughts it was beginning to look like a server issue as you have pointed out. I really like your discussion group and could not figure out for the life of me why it was deleted.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by JesseJay on May 23, 2014 at 2:21pm

Thomas,

   Blame the rouge Google servers.  It some how got flagged as spam.  I'll buy you a beer after the AVC.  I wish all of the APM:Rover competitors good luck, and I'll let my rover and do the talking till then. :)

JesseJay (DIYRovers moderator) 


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 23, 2014 at 9:16am

Hi All

Yesterday I had an interesting experience over on the Google Group diyrovers discussion group of which some of you are members.

I responded with a post to a member's Sonar discussion thread and within an hour my post had been deleted. This smacks of censorship.

To be fair, the Sonar post author sent me a gmail asking why I had deleted my discussion post because I had brought up some useful ideas he had not thought of.

I told him that I had not deleted my post and that they must have a rogue moderator who does not like me personally or heaven forbid the ArduRover2 Developers.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer 

 
 
 

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