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asked 2016-10-29 02:20:19 -0500

UlyssesASL gravatar image

I'm currently a college junior student in computer engineering and really interested in robotics / hardware control via software and want to get into ROS. I have some experience with using Arduino, knowledge of some hardware design in logic level, and wrote some codes for a avionics control unit, yet I found jumping into ROS to be, a bit, overwhelming.

Can someone provide some starter help? Like, where to start with, how to start with, and when to consider contributing? I have configured environment and is going through tutorial.

Thanks a lot!

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answered 2016-10-29 18:19:42 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

There are some pointers for getting involved here: and some more detailed pointers here:

If you can find some ROS packages that you use, I'd suggest looking at open tickets for it, or consider identifying a new feature you'd like to see and submitting a pull request to make the change. If you start with small things you can get feedback during the review process and work your way up to larger changes.

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