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Removing MEGA 2560 and going straight from pc to stm robot.

asked 2017-01-19 22:52:52 -0500

Acecryz gravatar image

My school made a custom stm board and they gave me the codes for the stm imported it. But now, they also gave me the node file for ROS, how do I "install" the node? I'm very new at this any advice would help. thanks

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UPDATE : the guy who made the node gave the entire catwin_ws file but all I want is the node that makes motor controls work without the MEGA 2560.

Acecryz gravatar image Acecryz  ( 2017-01-22 20:59:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-20 01:38:21 -0500

rbbg gravatar image

Hi Acecryz,

That's a pretty broad question and depending on your experience and/or knowledge of ROS, the answer widely varies.

If you're new to ROS. It would probably be a good idea to start with learning a little bit about ROS, for instance by looking at the ROS Tutorials. The first tutorial deals with setting up your environment and a workspace, which you will need to compile and run the nodes.

For a more thorough introduction a book might be easier, several are listed at the ROS wiki over here. This includes both free and paid books.

As a last piece of advice, you have a better chance of getting a satisfactorily answer if your question is a little more specific, and also include what you already know and have tried yourself.

Good luck!

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answered 2017-01-20 08:41:42 -0500

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I think you have first to see if Stm is using rosserial or an other communication protocol.

the ros nodes are PC programs.

I think if you know how the stm and the PC speak you should know waht are your next steps

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they gave me two files, one to be falshed into the stm using coocox. the other file is a catkin_ws file, is it as simple as adding that file into the catkin_ws directory?

Acecryz gravatar image Acecryz  ( 2017-01-22 20:39:13 -0500 )edit

What is the suffix of the catkin_ws file?

duck-development gravatar image duck-development  ( 2017-01-23 12:17:12 -0500 )edit

Sorry to ask but where do I find the suffix?

Acecryz gravatar image Acecryz  ( 2017-01-23 20:37:23 -0500 )edit

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