Connecting ROS and an "open source" radar system

asked 2015-01-31 19:03:08 -0500

RoboBill gravatar image

updated 2015-02-01 10:43:09 -0500

I've been developing an "open source" radar system. Its main purpose is to provide anyone with the ability to construct a low cost scanner for outdoor use. I've adapted a LIDAR Lite and SF02 laser range finder on a simple Gimbal motor. For more info please see Contributing to giving sight to AV's.

The format of the data from this scanner is distance,angle* ... with the comma and star being delimiters. I've done a few rosserial tutorials and would now like to send my scanner data stream to Rviz. Since I'm a real programming beginner, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction towards a tutorial that can help me.

Thanks in advance


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It would probably help if you described what you are missing. You say you've followed the rosserial tutorials. What is it that you are currently struggling with?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-02-01 10:48:42 -0500 )edit


I've had to reformat my PC (several times) As soon as I can get ROS reinstalled, I will edit my question with more details

Thanks for your patience


RoboBill gravatar image RoboBill  ( 2015-02-03 20:15:14 -0500 )edit