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How to use a Arduino Due in a CMake-based package using rosserial-arduino?

asked 2018-05-03 06:28:55 -0600

I prefer using the CMake-based approach for packages using rosserial-arduino as not requiring the Arduino IDE has quite a few advantages. For the older Arduino boards, specifying the board type is as simple as typing it somewhere in the CMakeLists.txt, e.g. (example from here):

generate_arduino_firmware(controller
  SRCS controller.cpp ../lib/AFMotor.cpp ${ROS_LIB_DIR}/time.cpp
  BOARD uno
  PORT /dev/ttyUSB0
)

It appears to be a bit more complicated for the Due however, as that one is special and not a "classical" avr device (see location-of-boards-txt-for-an-arduino-due-sam-board on stackoverflow for instance).

My question is: Is it possible to "painlessly" compile and flash firmware for the Due using a CMake setup, or is it required to manually copy and setup the boards.txt for that one somewhere?

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Just found http://answers.ros.org/question/22551... ,which pretty much is the same question, but asked 2 years ago. No really useful answer, though.

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar imageStefan Kohlbrecher ( 2018-05-14 13:35:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-05-14 17:16:37 -0600

I opened an issue on the rosserial github regarding this (see rosserial #370). Unfortunately, at this point in time, the Due is not supported. Adding it would mean integrating a newer fork of arduino-cmake.

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answered 2018-05-03 09:00:00 -0600

There is a platform named PlatformIO (that I've been using within VSCode), where you can use all needed libraries without building a CMakeLists.txt. There you can choose between different boards, including Arduino, and use a great structure. The whole interface provided by the PlatformIO is much better than Arduino IDE, you can try out it and reply me.

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Thanks for the tip, but what I'm interested in is using a CMakeLists.txt and being able to invoke the build and flashing process using catkin without installing anything else or having to use a GUI. Not sure PlatformIO fits that bill :)

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar imageStefan Kohlbrecher ( 2018-05-03 14:17:04 -0600 )edit

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