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ROS Serial Melodic, mbed tutorial has broken link

asked 2019-03-12 19:02:22 -0500

chrisalbertson gravatar image

updated 2019-03-12 19:02:54 -0500

I'm trying to follow the tutorial for setting up ros_serial on Melodic on the mbed platform and ran into a dead link Perhaps the git repository has been Moved?

A ROS Sertial tororial page has a "dead link" (404 error)

The dead link is

Should it point to here?

the page containing the link is

Is there a working link?

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The link appears to be working.

kscottz gravatar image kscottz  ( 2019-09-30 13:26:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-09-30 11:14:02 -0500

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It seems the the link is generated automatically. I have uploaded the project to my own mbed account.

Follow the setup tutorial to the point of executing, and inclusive of:

rosrun rosserial_mbed ~/ros/lib

Zip the contents of ~/ros/lib/ros-lib/, EXCLUDING bufferedserial folder, keep the bufferedserial.lib file. Upload rosserial as a library into a new or existing program. Mbed will automatically unpack the zip file, and perform the link to the bufferedserial project.

I have a question in with Mbed on this, but the online compiler doesn't seem to have round() implemented, part of their math.h. Thus you will have to make a decision on what to do with time.h and duration.h. In any case, some decision will have to be made to the two references to round() in these two header files. After that, the example program will build.

I haven't been able to test an executable just yet, later this week.

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