Routerstation Pro + OpenWRT or DebWRT + ROS + Arduino [closed]

asked 2011-10-07 06:43:30 -0500

johnjsb gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:44 -0500

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I was wondering if its even possible to compile a bare bones ROS Arduino node that will work with this great little board. The main reason is to have something cheap with up to 3 radios at different freq with gigabit ethernet, wifi, usb, GPIO, and serial connections. I might not even need arduino for drive just use gpio and step direction some stepper motors. If you get a ham lic evidently you can run on freq that no one else is on. In competitions and the like everyone has wifi and its a nightmare to get any good connection so going 700mhz-5Ghz is great. At any rate there is also a DebWRT version that might work. Is there any issues with using a mips 24kc proc? I want to use this as a removeable base with a diff drive and minimal sensors controlled by arduino. Think of this as a low power mobile mesh station (kind of like a turtlebot) sending video etc to remote computer for heavy processing if needed. Just start out maybe use poor mans lidar and sonar. i think at 800mhz it might do pretty well on on its own, it doesn't have to move very fast. Lets say its driving along gets out of range from base station then it needs to be smart enough to turn around avoid humans etc and get back to a good spot. Before someone says yes i know one of the radios does hold world record at 186miles, how fraekn far do i need to go:)

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2013-08-27 17:44:33


Uhm... could you state a little more coherently what your exact question is?
Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2011-10-09 21:18:15 -0500 )edit
Could i put debwrt on Routerstation then use the bare bones debian install procedure? I'm not that familiar with the inner working of the compilers. Does the code need to be tweaked somehow for each processor/chipset?
johnjsb gravatar image johnjsb  ( 2011-10-10 02:42:20 -0500 )edit