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Suggestions on using irobot create with hokuyo urg 04lx / turtlebot?

asked 2012-09-27 02:03:24 -0600

Vegeta gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:13:45 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

I was wondering if its possible to use hokuyo URG 04LX lidar sensor with the turtlebot or irobot create.The kinect has a limited range of 50 degrees scan. I want to use the hokuyo for larger scans (180-240 degrees). How do we use the same turtlebot power and sensor board to connect the hokuyo laser? I have seen that people have successfully used arduino with roomba and hokuyo, but has anyone being able to use create / turtlebot successfully and build 2d maps.

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answered 2012-09-27 03:37:12 -0600

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Sure, that should work fine. The only thing, you need to do is use 5V instead of the 12V for Kinect.

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answered 2012-09-27 05:13:43 -0600

Jaap Reitsma gravatar image

We use a Yanec external battery (6 Ah) with 5V and 12V (it has also a third outlet) for simultaneously powering the Hokuyo and the Kinect. We have soldered the proper connectors to each device to prevent inadvertently connecting the Hokuyo to something else then 5V (a mistake will cost you many $$$).

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