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Lego NXT-ROS working on Groovy Galapagos?

asked 2013-01-20 08:53:34 -0500

Tadhg Fitzgerald gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:55 -0500

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Hi, I'm just wondering does anyone know if the NXT-ROS package is compatible with the Groovy Galapagos release? There doesn't seem to be any documentation except the wiki and that recommends using the diamondback release(with electric being the newest release even mentioned.) Also are there any other packages that anyone could recommend to control a Lego NXT Robot? Thanks in advance, Tadhg Fitzgerald.

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I'll answer this since nobody else did; the answer is no, if you are using NXT-ROS you should use the Electric release

Tadhg Fitzgerald gravatar image Tadhg Fitzgerald  ( 2013-02-01 05:10:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-20 04:07:22 -0500

msieber gravatar image

Old, but just saw it. Here I modified NXT for Groovy

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Nice! Do you plan to make an announcement, integrate it into ROS wiki etc.? If it's at too early stage to "announce", then I'd suggest to start discussion in SIG like [ros-sig-edu](!forum/ros-sig-education).

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-07-29 13:59:18 -0500 )edit

I'm trying to use the compass with this if you can help me please let me know.

boog gravatar image boog  ( 2013-07-30 04:22:03 -0500 )edit

I will add my repo to the wiki soon. As my modifications where very minor, I dont think we a need a SIG. I started a related Question here:

msieber gravatar image msieber  ( 2013-08-01 06:54:16 -0500 )edit

@boog I don’t have a compass, also no Gyro IR or Color for further Testing :-( You could try to build your compass like the AccelerometerSensor(DigitalSensor) and by looking in a newer version of nxt-python. If it works, Send me a Pull Request plz

msieber gravatar image msieber  ( 2013-08-01 07:05:50 -0500 )edit

I got it to work by combining a patch I found here my files are a mess otherwise would send you.

boog gravatar image boog  ( 2013-08-01 07:29:03 -0500 )edit

Do I have to do anything special to get yours working on a raspberry pi? Thanks.

boog gravatar image boog  ( 2013-08-01 07:30:46 -0500 )edit

I did not look at the issues, my nxt-python version problem is also a Issue(15) there. It should work on the RPi. I only modified sensor car for my needs. Tell me if it works, or what your errors are.

msieber gravatar image msieber  ( 2013-08-01 23:34:43 -0500 )edit

@msieber, the nxt_msgs won't compile and neither will nxt_ros as it looks for an x86 lib in /usr/lib during rosmake. Any idea how to fix this? (On rpi).

boog gravatar image boog  ( 2013-08-08 14:50:42 -0500 )edit

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