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asked 2016-04-23 08:43:27 -0600

ninamekaw gravatar image

updated 2016-04-25 03:13:02 -0600

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I'm new to Ubuntu and especially to ROS.

I use the thermal camera A65 from FLIR and found a driver here.

How do I download and run this driver on ROS? Could somebody give me the exact comands I have to type in, beginning on opening the terminal the first time?

I'm very frustrated, because I need to use the camera with ROS but can't even follow the README on the repository..

Thank you very very much in advance!

Edit: ROS-Version: Jade Turtle; Ubuntu-Version: 14.04

Update: If I do a catkin_make in ´./catkin_ws´ I get the following error. How can I solve this?

-- +++ processing catkin package: 'flir_gige'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(flir_gige)
CMake Error at flir_gige/cmake/FindEbus.cmake:58 (message):
  Failed to find ebus - Could not find ebus include directory, set
  Ebus_INCLUDE_DIR to path to ebus include directory,e.g.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  flir_gige/cmake/FindEbus.cmake:87 (Ebus_REPORT_NOT_FOUND)
  flir_gige/CMakeLists.txt:11 (find_package)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/nina/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/nina/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
make: *** [cmake_check_build_system] Fehler 1
Invoking "make cmake_check_build_system" failed*
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It would help a lot if you first describe your problems. What are you doing? What is happening?

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2016-04-23 11:53:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-04-23 12:53:06 -0600

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updated 2016-04-25 06:19:04 -0600

change into the catkin_ws/src directory and type "git clone after downloading, change into catkin_ws directory and type "catkin_make". This should build flir_gige, the e-bus sdk you need to download from pleora and install it, like described

hope this does the job

EDIT: like the error tells you, you need to install e-bus, its mentioned in the README file of flir_gige.

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Thank you very much! Downloading to ./catkin_ws/src worked but after doing the catkin_make in directory ./catkin_ws I get this Error. I've done everything in the README except Running the Node.

What have I done wrong? How do I continue? Again, thank

ninamekaw gravatar image ninamekaw  ( 2016-04-24 06:30:17 -0600 )edit

Please update your question and copy the error message there. Otherwise, the answer here will be useless for others if the image hoster removes the image.

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2016-04-24 07:32:16 -0600 )edit

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