How to update hokuyo URG-04LX from SCIP 1.1 to SCIP 2.0 in ubuntu 14.04?

asked 2017-01-25 07:58:19 -0500

Spartan_007 gravatar image

updated 2017-01-25 19:50:10 -0500

I am using an old (2006) hokuyo URG-04LX LIDAR. When I try to configure it using URG_Configurer.exe in Windows, it says that the device is incompatible. The device needs to be modified to SCIP 2.0. Further I want to use the ROS hokuyo node. Therefore, I am looking for updating the LIDAR in ubuntu 14.04. Can anyone show some proper direction towards updating the firmware successfully?

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A quick google search turns up some old windows utilities that look relevant:

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2017-01-25 22:34:58 -0500 )edit

I have seen that already. My doubt is if I try to update it from Windows, will it be fine to work in ubuntu?

Spartan_007 gravatar image Spartan_007  ( 2017-01-25 23:25:41 -0500 )edit

I haven't tried it and don't own a URG-04LX myself, but the ROS hokuyo_node specifies that the sensor should be upgraded to SCIP 2.0, and this looks like a tool to do that, so I would give it a try. These sensors use a standard protocol that should work across different operating systems.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2017-01-26 01:34:41 -0500 )edit