Install Turtlebot Dashboard On Your BananaPi

Got a banana pi. Like it more than raspberrypi. wont go into details, but it’s faster, quadcore, has more ram, more GPIO pins and an onboard infrared sensor. Basically, it’s better, trust me. Oh and you can install a flavor of raspbian on it, just suited to banana pi. NOTE: if you try to install regular raspbian, you wont see video from hdmi, you need the bananapi raspbian distro for that.

But…

Now I want to install ros and specifically turtlebot packages on my banana pi. but the packages don’t exist sometimes, like the turtlebot dashboard…

first off, your going to get the packages from here: https://github.com/turtlebot/turtlebot_viz

enter these commands on your pi to get going…

First make sure you’ve installed the basic ros platform: http://wiki.ros.org/groovy/Installation/Raspbian

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://64.91.227.57/repos/rospbian wheezy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rospbian.list'
wget http://64.91.227.57/repos/rospbian.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-ros-comm
echo "source /opt/ros/groovy/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc
roscore

Once you have it installed, you will install packages from source:

echo $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH
cd /opt/ros/groovy/stacks
sudo git clone https://github.com/turtlebot/turtlebot_viz.git
cd turtlebot_viz/turtlebot_viz
rosmake -a turtlebot_dashboard

Boom, do that with all the packages you want and you should be good to go

 

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