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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.


Discussion Forum

APMRover2 simulation with MORSE

Started by zach w. Last reply by zach w yesterday. 5 Replies

Hello.I set myself a challenge of hooking up APMRover2 to a car simulated in MORSE and it seems to work so I thought I'd write about it. Might be interesting to someone.…Continue

dual sonar ? better GPS ?

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Don Pramis on Thursday. 20 Replies

I am planning to try the dual sonar option on the latest ardurover version. I am following the instructions on this forum. Does the dual sonar work ? My max vehicle speed is 2.1 m/s so I think it…Continue

Is User Hook available in APMRover?

Started by Adam Radel. Last reply by Grant Morphett Apr 28. 2 Replies

Hey all,I know you can have custom "USERHOOK_VARIABLES" as mentioned on  …Continue

Connecting non-3DR GPS

Started by Joe Dvorak. Last reply by jean-luc Apr 23. 13 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

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Comment by RoboBill on October 13, 2014 at 7:50pm


Thanks for the update. Blazing a SLAM trail is way over my head. Another possibility is the PX4Flow. If I mounted it a few inches off the ground facing down, could it measure speed and direction? Could it be used with the mission planner?



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 13, 2014 at 10:30am


I think that the original intent of the LIDAR-Lite was for range finding, but you might be able to use it as input for a SLAM function.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 13, 2014 at 10:27am


When I tested the rangefinder function in ArduRover2 v2.47 beta 1, I was not successful and had issues that I have passed on to Tridge in the form of tlogs and data flash logs. It could be I am doing something incorrectly when setting up the rangefinder parameters. I am sure that Tridge will be able to tell from the tlogs and data flash logs.



Comment by RoboBill on October 13, 2014 at 9:52am

Regarding the Lidar-Lite... is this just for obstacle avoidance or can I guide my rover to waypoints that are X and Y away from a corner?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 11, 2014 at 10:39am


Tridge has indicated that he has gotten the rangefinder (sonar) function to work correctly. I have yet to do so and plan to test the function again tomorrow with the latest v 2.47 beta 1 firmware and send Tridge a tlog of my testing results if I am not successful.



Comment by Raimo Noormaa on October 11, 2014 at 10:26am

Is the sonar aka range-finder function working now?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 11, 2014 at 10:23am

Hi All,

Today I verified that the skid (differential) steering function in ArduRover2 v2.47 beta 1 performs correctly. The latest beta can be found here: Latest firmware



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 10, 2014 at 6:01pm

Hi All,

For those of you who ordered a LIDAR-Lite, it looks like they will starting shipping product on October 13th.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 26, 2014 at 6:45pm


As far as I know, the skid steering issue in the stable ArduRover2 v2.46 has yet to be resolved.

The skid steering function in the previous stable ArduRover2 version 2.45 works correctly.



Comment by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 26, 2014 at 5:43pm

very excited that we have a rover project that just came live, is the skid steering issue resolved? 


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