ArduRover User Group

Dedicated to the exchange of useful information between members using the Arduino or other families of processors for autonomous rovers.

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Latest Activity: Oct 2

Before Posting an Issue

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

New rover advice

Started by bob barbob Oct 2. 0 Replies

Hi, i am looking to build a new rover, but i need some advice on the chassis. I like the 4wd chassis/tank look and prefer it over the crawler/rc look.are those any good though? most people recommend…Continue

power module for rover

Started by Ed Nixon Sep 30. 0 Replies

I have built a 4WD rover driven by 2-350 watt motors with differential steering. The motors are controlled by 2 Cytron MD30C motor drivers fed by PWM signal from a Pixhawk clone. The rover has 2 lead…Continue

Apm Rover in tractor setup.

Started by Matthew Reimer. Last reply by James Mahoney Jul 19. 231 Replies

I want to use pixhawk with the apm rover firmware to operate an agricultural tractor. I need to set up my tractor as an rc vehicle.  My plan is as follows: any feedback I can get is appreciated.  I…Continue

skid steer vehicle steering uncontrollable

Started by Stefan Rossi. Last reply by limaiem Feb 9. 1 Reply

Hi all, I have a skid steer robot using a pixhawk cube, one 1x15 roboclaw motor controller and a dagu wild thumper 4 wheel chassis. I have skid steering working so far, testing motor c and motor d…Continue

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Comment by loepew on November 22, 2012 at 11:50am

Hi Tridge,
if you need some coding help, text me






Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on November 22, 2012 at 6:02am

@Hi Roo,

No problem. Take your time and make it the way you like it!

I plan to add pictures of my two rover chassis by the end of this week.



Comment by Evaristo Ramos, Jr. on November 22, 2012 at 5:42am

Awesome and welcome to the group, I should be back home on 12/11 and I can test any code daily in between working on my 3D CNC and assembling my 3d printer.

Any other ardurovers in Houston near 1960/Aldine Westfield??

TJC3, I have not forgotten I will post up more pics and video of my build, but I feel bad about current wiring I want to clean it up first lol



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on November 22, 2012 at 5:38am

Hi Andrew,
Welcome aboard! Please tell us how we, as a Group, can help you with the ArduRover code in any way!!!

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on November 21, 2012 at 8:30pm


Glad to hear that Tridge has come on board! I know how to modify simple Arduino code, but creating or updating the ArduRover code is beyond my modest programming skills. We will be glad to assist Tridge in any way possible to help expedite improvements to the existing code. I am sure that there will be several members, including myself, who will be glad to proof the updated code.



3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2012 at 6:44pm

ArduRover users, good news: the legendary Andrew Tridgell ("Tridge"), who is one of the core ArduPlane/Copter developers, has now turned his sights to rovers and is fast improving the code. 

As he writes in the APM dev list:

You may have noticed I've been making quite a few changes to the rover code lately. That is because I've been helping a local school with APM controlled rovers as part of a student project. They've given me a rover to play with, and we've been working on fixing some bugs.

The main things I'm doing at the moment is removing all of the ArduPlane specific pieces, like altitude control, flaps etc. I also plan on renaming a lot of the variables to be correct for a rover, so things like "roll" will becoming "steering". I'd like the code to be easier for students to understand and modify.

I also have the rover code building in SITL, although I haven't yet written a python rover simulator, so it isn't in autotest yet.


If you want to work with him on this, it's probably best to do it on the dev list. Please provide an email address (linked to a Google account) and I can add you to that. 

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 30, 2012 at 7:39am

Hi all,

For those of you in Florida and especially southern Florida, a Florida Maker Space Forum has be started:



Comment by Hai Tran on October 29, 2012 at 7:54pm

I want to build a mule to carry all my stuff.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 28, 2012 at 3:31pm

For those of you who would like to have a copy of ArduRover 2.20b, but have struggled with the git, please send me a pm and I can email it to you.



Comment by Matthew Pitts on October 28, 2012 at 2:48pm


That's a good find; I was hoping that there was some kind of capability in the ArduRover code to do obstacle avoidance, but hadn't looked into the code yet. I guess I will be buying the MINDS-i kit so I can make use of this in my Rover.

Matthew N8OHU


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