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Monthly Archives: September 2013

ros arduino notes

Most of the groovy packages are broken including rosserial. Short version of building from source: cd ~/overlay_ws/src git clone git:// cd ~/overlay_ws/ catkin_make source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash quick ros tutorial on using rosserial start the ur5 simulator roslaunch ur5_description test.launch source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash rosrun rosserial_python /dev/ttyUSB1 source ~/workspace/devel/setup.bash rosrun talker rosrun rqt_graph rqt_graph rostopic echo […]

ros arduino notes

cd ~/overlay_ws/src git clone git:// cd ~/overlay_ws/ catkin_make source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash roscore rosrun rosserial_python /dev/ttyUSB1 rostopic echo JointState rostopic pub -1 /shoulder std_msgs/UInt16 195

getting urdf_tutorials to work in groovy with ubuntu 12.04

This should be pretty straight forward but unfortunately the package is broken. Groovy is supposed to use .rviz configuration files for rviz instead of the older .vcg files. The urdf_tutorials were never properly tested or groovy changed sometime after urdf_tutorials were released. dpkg-query -W ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials 0.1.2-s1374436389~precise dpkg-query -L ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials …bunches of files /opt/ros/groovy/stacks/robot_model_tutorials/urdf_tutorial/urdf.vcg …bunches […]