A Short and Simple video series on how to build your own ArduPilot Rover

I've created a short video series on how I build an ArduPilot Rover in case anyone is keen to build their own.  You know you want to - get Rovering!!!

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 21, 2016 at 10:06am

A nice, informative tutorial Grant. Much appreciated.



Comment by Gary McCray on June 21, 2016 at 1:31pm

Fantastic video series Grant,

Definitely the most straightforward and comprehensive how to make an ArduRover instruction I have ever seen.

I have had a quite vocal hate / hate relationship with DF13 connectors since they were first introduced to us on the PX4.

Your technique of using a USB connector to pry them out is definitely novel, I will give it a try.

I have used the back edge of an Xacto knife blade successfully, but access is very limited on a Pixhawk.

My normal solution was to cut off the retention tabs, of course meaning they weren't retained quite so positively.

Never had one come out, but Rovers can bounce around a lot so maybe more likely.

I have a PX4 Traxxas Stampede Rover and starting on a Traxxas XMaxx Rover Build.

I am currently thinking of using an Ehrle Brain 2 on the XMAXX though because of it's reportedly superior interface to ROS.

If you (or anyone) has any thoughts on that I'd like to hear them.

Once again, great video series a real asset to our group.

Would like to see a video of it in operation especially with the new steering code.

Best Regards,


Comment by Jerry Giant on June 21, 2016 at 3:25pm

subscribed! thanks

Comment by Grant Morphett on June 21, 2016 at 3:31pm

Thanks for the feedback guys.  Gary - I haven't had a great deal to do with ROS so I'm afraid I've no advice to give other then I've heard setup can be complex so if the Erle Brain 2 eases that burden it sounds like a good choice to me.

Thanks, Grant.

Comment by Jimmy Oliver on July 17, 2016 at 10:28am

Followed Grant's rover plan. This being my first, I'm looking for some OpenTX scripts or good tutorials for Taranis Plus setup. I'm going to have lots of gear on it as you can see.


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