MRC/Using Pico

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== Starting Pico ==
To start Pico please follow the following steps:
To start Pico please follow the following steps:
# Power on Pico, the on-off switch is on the bottom, on the opposite site of the emergency button (it should be pushed forward).
# Power on Pico, the on-off switch is on the bottom, on the opposite site of the emergency button (it should be pushed forward).
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# '''N.B. leave this terminal open'''
# '''N.B. leave this terminal open'''
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== Running your software ==
Pico is now up and running. To run your own software follow these steps:
Pico is now up and running. To run your own software follow these steps:
# Open a new terminal and login to Pico again: <pre>ssh pico</pre> with password '''pico123'''.
# Open a new terminal and login to Pico again: <pre>ssh pico</pre> with password '''pico123'''.
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# The rest works the same as on your own pc.
# The rest works the same as on your own pc.
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== Visualization ==
When you want to use RVIZ or your own visualization, you can run it on the laptop:
When you want to use RVIZ or your own visualization, you can run it on the laptop:
# Open a new terminal
# Open a new terminal

Revision as of 14:10, 4 June 2014

Starting Pico

To start Pico please follow the following steps:

  1. Power on Pico, the on-off switch is on the bottom, on the opposite site of the emergency button (it should be pushed forward).
  2. Boot up the laptop, password is pico123
  3. Open a terminal and type
    ssh pico
    to login on Pico's computer, the password is again pico123
  4. In the same terminal type
    pstart
    to start all the nodes on Pico (controllers and drivers)
  5. N.B. leave this terminal open

Running your software

Pico is now up and running. To run your own software follow these steps:

  1. Open a new terminal and login to Pico again:
    ssh pico
    with password pico123.
  2. Go to your group's folder:
    cd ~/ros/groovy/emc/groups/emc<group number>
  3. Update your folder:
    svn up
    Use your own username and password, if the wrong username is already filled in, just hit enter to clear it.
  4. The rest works the same as on your own pc.

Visualization

When you want to use RVIZ or your own visualization, you can run it on the laptop:

  1. Open a new terminal
  2. Type
    pico-core
    to listen to the ros-master on Pico (only in the current terminal).
  3. Open RVIZ by typing
    rosrun rviz rviz
  4. Please do not save any settings when closing RVIZ
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