Hello ROS community! I’m working on developing a series of “HowTo’s” around ROS for the beginner. My company makes the GoPiGo3, a robot for the Raspberry Pi, and we have wanted to adapt ROS for some time.
My first HowTo is how to install the RPLidar on the Raspberry Pi.. I go step by step through the installation instructions, with all the commands necessary for getting the LIDAR sensor installed on the Raspberry Pi. The directions on Github had a few small errors or incomplete steps, and I think the blog post helps fill in the blanks.
I am working on a whole series as I setup a dedicated image to adapt our robots to the ROS OS. Our ultimate goal is to make it easy to use ROS on our Raspberry Pi robots (which are only $100), so that we can open up the ROS world to a wider audience.
My future plans are to show installation of the ydlidar, installing ROS on the Pi, and then do some example projects. Any suggestions on projects we could do or tutorials we could walk through that would help open up the Pi and the GoPiGo3 to the ROS community, please let me know!