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How to create a sensor from scratch

asked 2014-05-13 00:38:50 -0600

Quadrobo gravatar image

I would like to create a sensor package for a custom made sensor.

Is there any tutorial on how to create such a package? The sensor is a ring of IR transmitter and receiver.

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Do you want to know how to create a package (like coding the package) or how to add it to the ROS packages ?

Maya gravatar imageMaya ( 2014-05-14 08:36:15 -0600 )edit

I would like to create a sensor like these examples: http://wiki.ros.org/Sensors After creating it, I would be implementing it on the robot that I have.

Quadrobo gravatar imageQuadrobo ( 2014-05-14 22:31:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-05-14 23:40:37 -0600

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The first page of Tutorial for Ros...

There is everything you need there...

  • Creating a ROS Package
  • Building a ROS Package
  • Understanding ROS Topics

When you don't know something, try searching on the wiki first, there is a lot of information there.

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What I meant in my question is the philosophy behind creating such a driver/package for the sensor. i.e. where do the authors start from? I have done the tutorials before.

Quadrobo gravatar imageQuadrobo ( 2014-05-15 00:11:34 -0600 )edit

Ups sorry I misunderstood your question...

Maya gravatar imageMaya ( 2014-05-15 00:38:46 -0600 )edit

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