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How to redirect a web repository to a local folder in a ROS package?

asked 2016-11-06 18:32:32 -0600

Diana_Elyza gravatar image


I'm newbie in this. I'm trying to use the turtlebot packages in a Roomba 600 but I can't. I've found that the default rate is 57600 and I need to change it to 115200. I've saw in the folder "create_driver" that it is at /opt/ros/indigo/share/create_driver the "package.xml" file and this file uses the roomba driver of a github repository, this is the code:

    Driver for iRobot Create and Roomba

    This is a generic driver for iRobot Create that currently holds
    implementations for Turtlebot and Roomba. Port
    of by Damon Kohler.  It is currently labeled as
    turtlebot_driver pending review by the entire create community
    before using the name create_driver.

    For ROS bindings, please see turtlebot_node.
  <maintainer email="">OSRF</maintainer>
  <url type="website"></url>
  <url type="repository"></url>
  <url type="bugtracker"></url>
  <author email="">Daemon Kohler</author>
  <author email="">Ken Conley</author>
  <author email="">Melonee Wise</author>



In that repository uses a baud rate of 57600 and my robot works with 115200, I've download the package of this repository and I've change it the baud rate but I don't know how to use it instead of the web repository, that I imagine is this line code : <url type="repository"></url>

Thanks in advance!!! <rosdoc config="rosdoc.yaml"/> </export> </package>

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I have some questions. Have you created workspace and initiated it? Do you know how to clone the package getting it from online? Maybe, I could help you getting the answer of these questions.

Abdul Mannan gravatar image Abdul Mannan  ( 2016-11-06 20:04:14 -0600 )edit

Thanks to show my question Dr, with respect to his questions, I have a workspace and I know how to clone a package, but I cloned the "turtlebot_create" package in this directory /opt/ros/indigo/share/ because I imagine that this package is a complement of the "turtlebot_bringup" package.

Diana_Elyza gravatar image Diana_Elyza  ( 2016-11-06 22:21:13 -0600 )edit

I've followed this tutorial [ ] to execute this package with the respective configurations of the roomba base, but I have not connection, I think that it is by the baud rate.

Diana_Elyza gravatar image Diana_Elyza  ( 2016-11-06 22:24:10 -0600 )edit

By that reason I found that the roomba driver is execute it online or I think so, and this driver is configured in 57600 bauds. For this reason I wonder how to execute this driver of locally way so I can make the change of the baud rate. Thanks by your attention.

Diana_Elyza gravatar image Diana_Elyza  ( 2016-11-06 22:26:58 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-11-06 19:20:28 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

You need to create a workspace to put your code inside and be able to use it there.

This topic is covered in the beginner tutorials: I'd recommend working through all of those as it will cover this topic as well as a bunch of other ones which will help you be able to debug your system.

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Thank you very much by your answer. Do I need to put all the turtlebot package in my workspace??? Because I followed this tutorial link text and I did the settings for a roomba base.

Diana_Elyza gravatar image Diana_Elyza  ( 2016-11-06 22:31:59 -0600 )edit

I've found that there are many complements of the turtlebot package, like the "turtlebot_create" package that contains the roomba driver. By that reason I do not how to redirect the driver of these package to the "turtlebot_bringup". Thanks by your attention.

Diana_Elyza gravatar image Diana_Elyza  ( 2016-11-06 22:34:40 -0600 )edit

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