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Problem setting PS3 rumble [closed]

asked 2013-07-09 00:46:09 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:17:10 -0500

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I'm trying to use a controller which can be set to rumble. As is a functionallity natively supported for PS3 controller I'm using that one (but I own a XBox controller too, if needed). I can read values using ps3joy without any problem but I that node doesn't subscribe to /joy/set_feedback (where LEDs or rumble could be set) so is not responding to something like

rostopic pub  /joy/set_feedback sensor_msgs/JoyFeedbackArray '[[0, 3, 1], [1,1,0.8]]'

In ps3joy_node.py init function it subscribes to that topic but nothing is happening (double checked with rxgraph).

Any ideas about what is happening or how to fix it?

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(Thanks for pointing me to that new feature. I know got it working!) Okay, so you started ps3joy_node.py instead of ps3joy.py with sudo but also ROS awareness or simply rights to access BT. Does the node output anything? Do the usual sensor features work?

felix k gravatar image felix k  ( 2013-07-30 05:39:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-12 05:25:21 -0500

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updated 2013-08-12 05:26:09 -0500

Did you remember to start the joy_node in addition to ps3joy? Just forgot that myself and then /joy stays silent.

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