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ROS Icon: Network ID (QR CODE)

asked 2014-07-06 20:34:51 -0500

syaz nyp fyp gravatar image

updated 2014-07-16 03:05:15 -0500

hi everyone.

i'm running on Ubuntu 12.04, ROS Hydro.

i've been searching for quite a few days already on how to get the ROS icon on turtlebot's computer.

I'm working on Android-Turtlebot kind of thing and I'm experimenting on various WIFI networks and android devices. For convenience and time reduction, I can't afford to key in Turtlebot's IP address manually or scan it under local network every time in my android device...

On turtlebot's laptop, by right clicking the ROS icon and selecting "Network ID", I know it can actually generate a QR code that contains its IP Address so i can just scan it using my android device, capture it and get the connection done. But, I'm unsure on how to get the icon up on turtlebot's laptop in the first place.

This is what i'm talking about:

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I read somewhere that it has to do with Zxing.

Help please guys. Thanks

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answered 2014-07-08 08:57:54 -0500

I Heart Robotics gravatar image

updated 2014-07-08 08:58:29 -0500

The "Icon" is part of some external debian packages.

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Also, you could reinstall Ubuntu from the TurtleBot ISO image.

I Heart Robotics gravatar image I Heart Robotics  ( 2014-07-10 11:44:01 -0500 )edit

thank you so much!

syaz nyp fyp gravatar image syaz nyp fyp  ( 2014-07-20 20:23:00 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-06 23:45:00 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

Documentation for how to create the QR codes is here:

It's a text payload and you can use any encoder.

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got that. thank you so much. but i'm trying to also launch the ROS icon. any guides?

syaz nyp fyp gravatar image syaz nyp fyp  ( 2014-07-07 23:06:54 -0500 )edit

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