Using Pico

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IMPORTANT

Make sure to ALWAYS obey the following rules:

  • If Jazz is not connected to the power supply, always hold the emergency switch (PS3 controller) and keep an eye on the robot. If you only have the slightest idea that something may go wrong, press the button (right trigger). You can release the emergency switch with button 9 (left from the Logitech sign).
  • If Jazz is not driving around, always plug in the power supply. The batteries only last about 3.5 hours and we need at least 5 testing hours per day.

Setting up your software

Your software runs on the laptop. Jazz is connected to the laptop through a dedicated wireless network. To get you're software up and running:

  • Connect to the tue-wpa2 network (see the network icon in the upper-right corner) and make sure you disable the wired connection (which is used to communicate with Jazz).
  • Open a terminal, and cd to ~/ros/emc/groups
  • Do an svn up. You will be prompted for your groups account name and password.
  • Build your package(s)
    • If you get a cmake error that your paths are incorrect, it might be the case that you also checked in the (auto-generated) build files (i.e., the build folder in the package). Then you should:
      • Build with the --pre-clean flag:
        rosmake --pre-clean
        , and
      • Remove the build folder from the SVN!
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