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ROS for Parallax Eddie robot

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

ROS for Parallax Eddie robotrobot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, wrap up these commands in modularized functions and build core features on top of it. Should then be enough (or close) to be a SDK i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, wrap up these commands in modularized functions and build core features on top of it. Should then be enough (or close) to be a SDK i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, wrap up these commands in modularized functions and build start building core features to operate it on top of it. these functions. Should then head to be enough (or close) to be a SDK an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

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ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg

ROS for Parallax Eddie robot (to develop)

Hi, all.. I'm about to start some work on the Parallax Eddie robot, and I'm interested in developing with ROS. But I see ROS doesn't have an SDK for this robot yet - well, the robot itself is still new in the market. Does ROS have any intention in developing an SDK for this robot?? (looking at the calibre of developers in ROS, it would probably take them a day or two, I believe). I've tested it with drivers from Windows and it seems to be a pretty robust and slick device. It's a really potential research platform. So, what do you guys think?

Edit: I've been doing some google-ing around, and I think I wanna give it a shot at trying to build the SDK for this robot for myself (if it's good enough, then I hope to contribute it to ROS). THE THING IS: I'm a big time newbie (just a computer science student) so i don't have any experience in these low level device stuff. I kinda got the rough idea, of need for the program to connect the microcontroller through a serial port, and communicate serial commands to it. Then, start building core features to operate it on top of these functions. Should then head to be an initial SDK, i guess. Does anyone have any suggestion to point me to certain direction? e.g. certain USB drivers to use, certain library that would be helpful, certain patterns i should follow.. And btw, I'm on ubuntu 10.04 and I'll be coding with C++ (if it matters to what information you want to suggest)

Thank you all, guys. I'm really excited to start developing this, and really appreciate and looking forward to all the support.

EDIT: FOR THOSE WHO STUMBLED TO THIS PAGE LOOKING FOR A EDDIE ROBOT DRIVER, THE DRIVER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ros.org/browse/repo.php?repo_host=haikalpribadi-ros-pkg