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ros kinetic on raspberry pi 4

asked 2020-08-12 13:21:48 -0500

ridwan gravatar image

Hi, anyone successfully installed or used ros kinetic on raspberry pi 4?

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Not your direct question but last week I installed Ubuntu 18 and ROS Melodic on a RPi4 with surprisingly little issue. https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi

I installed a desktop environment and RVIZ as well. With ROSCORE running and reading data from USB connected laser scanner and viewing it in RVIZ processor was loaded to about 35-40%. Haven't tried running navigation stack but if it can tolerate RVIZ, I think it will tolerate Nav Stack OK.

I'm sure you have your reason for targeting Kinetic, but it doesn't seem like you need to go kinetic if you're only concerned about processing power.

billy gravatar image billy  ( 2020-08-12 21:54:57 -0500 )edit

@billy, did you try rosserial? or is there any issue with it?

ridwan gravatar image ridwan  ( 2020-08-13 10:18:53 -0500 )edit

The driver I used for the laser was over USB serial and had no issue with it. That same driver has been used since at least ROS Jade so I see no reason to believe you'll have serial port issues.

billy gravatar image billy  ( 2020-08-13 16:10:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-08-12 18:03:55 -0500

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updated 2020-08-12 18:06:16 -0500

Hi, checkout this tutorial.

I think the easiest way to use ROS on a raspberry pi is to install ubuntu on it. Like this you can just proceed to install ROS as you would do with a normal Ubuntu pc, although it's recommended to leave out GUI tools and computation intensive packages like gazebo during the pi installation.

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