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Rosserial - unpack requires a string argument of length 2

asked 2014-05-05 12:43:52 -0500

pascalmater gravatar image

Hi There, After following the 'Arduino IDE Setup' tutorial (Installing from Source onto the ROS workstation in Groovy) and the 'Hello world' example the following messages were generated:

[INFO] [WallTime: 1399293681.961019] ROS Serial Python Node [INFO] [WallTime: 1399293681.972199] Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 at 57600 baud [ERROR] [WallTime: 1399293684.083353] Creation of publisher failed: unpack requires a string argument of length 2 [ERROR] [WallTime: 1399293699.088810] Lost sync with device, restarting...

Is there a mismatch (incompatible) of software versions? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, rosversion roscpp 1.9.50 and a Arduino Uno


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answered 2014-05-07 16:30:19 -0500

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Found a solution: In the 'Arduino IDE Setup' tutorial were it states 'git clone add '-b groovy-devel'. So that line should read: 'git clone -b groovy-devel' This will check out the code from the goovy-delep branch. The rest stays the same.

Maybe, this is worthwhile adding to this tutorial for us less experienced.

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