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remote turtlebot powerup?

asked 2011-09-29 05:21:44 -0500

dan gravatar image

I am using turtlebot from a remote site and would like to powerup the create without asking someone local to the machine to push the button. I know that there is a powerup pin on the 25 pin connector, but driving that requires adding an arduino or other sort of I/O board. Anyone have ideas on how to remotely (say, via ssh) turn on/off the create without adding another board?

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answered 2011-10-07 08:04:43 -0500

mmwise gravatar image

The create is designed to be able to auto power on given a serial pulse on RTS but this only works if the receiving serial side is powered. In the turtlebot_driver code you'll see a wake command that does this but it only works when the create is plugged/receiving external power. If you have the TurtleBot auto-docking you might be able to get it to work. But other than that you must pulse the power on pin using an external device.

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answered 2011-10-06 16:07:56 -0500

KoenBuys gravatar image

You should be able to set it into full mode from the Open interface over the serial port. (see also page six of the open interface detail pdf). Do you have the turtlebot dashboard also running remotely?

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