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Failed Packet Flags

asked 2012-03-28 12:15:42 -0500

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Ok... More issues are occurring... Now, the code is publishing [I use the spinOnce() to correct the sync error], but the terminal gives me a new error:

allenh1@muri-pc7:~$ rosrun rosserial_python /dev/ttyACM0
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971976.596828] ROS Serial Python Node
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971976.601747] Connected on /dev/ttyACM0 at 57600 baud
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971978.757289] Note: publish buffer size is 512 bytes
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971978.757710] Setup publisher on imu [sensor_msgs/Imu]
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971995.901270] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971998.228596] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332971999.715138] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972000.021163] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972001.216033] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972001.883928] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972002.676350] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972003.079734] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972003.143579] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972003.897713] Packet Failed :  Failed to read msg data
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972005.732057] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972006.467836] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972006.535782] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972007.064265] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972007.592927] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972007.859641] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972011.647770] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972012.508285] Failed Packet Flags 
[INFO] [WallTime: 1332972013.304900] Failed Packet Flags

What could be the cause of this error? Is this a code issue? Here's my arduino code:

#include <ros.h>
#include <std_msgs/String.h>
#include <std_msgs/Float64.h>
#include <sensor_msgs/Imu.h>

ros::NodeHandle  nh;

sensor_msgs::Imu data;
ros::Publisher p("imu", &data);

char frame[] = "/imu";

int xPin = A0;
int yPin = A1; // select the input pin for the potentiometer// select the pin for the LED
double xValue = 0;
int xValueRaw = 0;
double yValue = 0;
int yValueRaw = 0; // variable to store the value coming from the sensor

void setup()

void loop() {
  // read the value from the sensor:
  xValueRaw = analogRead(xPin);   
  xValue = (((xValueRaw *  0.0049) - 1.66) / (0.312)) * 9.80665; //convert to volts
  yValueRaw = analogRead(yPin);
  yValue = (((yValueRaw *  0.0049) - 1.66) / (0.312)) * 9.80665; 

  //now, we publish the m/s^2 acceleration to ROS. 

  data.header.frame_id = frame;
  data.orientation_covariance[0] = -1; //tells ROS  to ignore the orientaiton of the data (not provided)
  data.angular_velocity_covariance[0] = -1; //tells ROS to ignore the angular velocity of the data (not provided)
  data.linear_acceleration.x = xValue;
  data.linear_acceleration.y = yValue;
  data.linear_acceleration.z = 0; 

  data.header.stamp =;
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answered 2012-03-30 08:18:16 -0500

allenh1 gravatar image

It seems to get better when I lower the use of nh.spinOnce(). Is there some ratio I should set up for this?

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