Simple LED Blink, Pi3 & KINETIC

asked 2017-12-22 18:06:51 -0600

rellyrell gravatar image


I am new to ROS and want to understand how to do something as simple as programming an LED to blink. I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 with ubuntu mate and kinetic installed. I have experience in coding and have coded the blinking LED in raspbian fairly easily, but I am clueless where to start in ROS. I'm not sure how to access the GPIO or where to start with the program. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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You can start with reading some documentation about ros ( like this ) So you will understand the basics of messages, topics, services, nodes, how to run ros nodes, etc.

MaximeRector gravatar image MaximeRector  ( 2017-12-23 02:06:42 -0600 )edit

What language are you using? c++? python?

MaximeRector gravatar image MaximeRector  ( 2017-12-23 02:12:35 -0600 )edit

If you're using Python, this might help:

clyde gravatar image clyde  ( 2017-12-23 12:38:12 -0600 )edit

Clyde that link was exactly what I was looking for I really appreciate it. And MaximeRector thanks for the advise as well it helped out a lot

rellyrell gravatar image rellyrell  ( 2018-01-04 14:08:27 -0600 )edit