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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.

TCIII

Discussion Forum

Steering ardurover without servo

Started by Varunlal V. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III yesterday. 1 Reply

can we control the brushed motors using brused esc such that, if we want to reverse the rover, then can we rotate the parallel motors in opposite direction?Continue

Any modification should be made to apm 2.6 with brush ESC?

Started by Ben. Last reply by Varunlal V yesterday. 10 Replies

i am newbie to ardurover, and want to build an ardurover from scratch with brush motor. does the APM 2.6 can directly control brush ESC, if not, what is the modification should i made to apm.Regards!Continue

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

Started by U Hobbies. Last reply by Siddharth Shivalkar yesterday. 3 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

Linking additional RC switches to an APM 2.6 outputs

Started by Rob Shearer. Last reply by Rob Shearer on Monday. 3 Replies

I'm attempting to control a lawn tractor with an APM 2.6. In addition to the throttle and steering servos I require servos for the choke, the idler and a relay output to trigger the starter. Are…Continue

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Comment by Kirby G on June 12, 2015 at 8:13am

So is everyone ready for AVC? I got mine all setup and ready to go, headed to Colorado tomorrow morning for a vacation for the week and to end it with the competition. I will have some spare traxxas slash 4x4 platinum parts and a complete roller for the turnigy beetle along with another almost complete for parts if anyone using those designs has a part break. I also have a spare 3dr apm, power module, and 3 batteries if anyone has hardware issues.


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 29, 2015 at 4:12pm

Hi All,

For all of you who are chomping at the bit to move up to the next big thing in navigation controllers, I have started a Pixhawk Fire Cape User Group This group will be working with the 4gb Beagle Bone Black (BBB) and the Pixhawk Fire Cape to assist with the various vehicle software compilations and integration.

Regards,

Tom C AVD


MR60
Comment by Hugues on May 19, 2015 at 12:51pm

Hi Grant, so I tested on RC5 with pass through and servo worked. I found out why it does not work on RC>8 : I forgot my receiver was an 8 channels one and not a 16 channel...oops. 

I still have a comment and request for modification about a misleading info that made me loose a few hours before I found out another mistake I made: RC servo outputs won't work until the safety switch is on. But before I remembered that the safety switch had to be pressed, I was looking at the real time status of RC out channels and it displayed the right PWM values. So I did not understand why the servo was not moving while the PWM out value was moving ! So my suggestion would be to not display the RC Out channels values unless the safety switch is on. (Or to alternatively warn the user that the safety switch is off and should be on).


MR60
Comment by Hugues on May 18, 2015 at 1:32pm

Hi Grant, will do and report back. Thx.


Developer
Comment by Grant Morphett on May 17, 2015 at 5:06am

@Hugues.  Try configuring the passthrough on RC8 or lower to ensure your configuration is correct and then re-attempt on RC9-RC10.  I believe it should work but its not something I tried.

Thanks, Grant.


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 16, 2015 at 4:45am

@Don,

Could you please start a thread in the Discussion Forum concerning your sensor issue as it will be much easier to help you troubleshoot your issue in a discussion thread.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Don Pramis on May 16, 2015 at 1:28am

please help...seems my rover left sensor is not working...link Below.


MR60
Comment by Hugues on May 14, 2015 at 2:21pm

Thx Grant for the orientation parameters.

Is there an issue with using pass through pwm on RC9-RC10-etc in ardurover ? I tried today pass thru but servo would not move (has a BEV on servo rail). I then tried the car!era gimbal functions, also not moving servos. I tried another BEC, still no servo reaction. 

Comment by Anders Wikstrom on May 13, 2015 at 7:38am

Hi Grant. Yes I have. The Piksi hasn't been very useful until now as it hasn't been stable. With the new release V16 the Pixhawk doesnt manage to read the data correctly.
I will try to contact Niels

Thanks
Anders


Developer
Comment by Grant Morphett on May 13, 2015 at 2:55am

Hi Anders.  I haven't setup my Piksi's yet.  Have you read these pages?  They should help.  Otherwise try contact Niels Joubert who wrote the driver.

http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/piksi-gps-working-on-arducopter

http://docs.swift-nav.com/wiki/Piksi_on_ArduPilot_Integration_Tutorial

Thanks, Grant.

 
 
 

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