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twobits
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18/07/2019 3:40 am  

I got caught up this evening trying to fix the navigation on the Ros For Builders site. The URL has changed yet again. I think this URL will be semi-permanent. Please be careful with internal URLs they are still likely to change as I figure out a structure for the information.

I have started a DB1_R1 Design Goals page to ensure that we are basically on the same page about what DB1_R1 should do.

The family is asleep, my dog is quietly snoring in the corner of my workshop, and I am putting on a pot of coffee.

I started drafting SBC Setup

It is frustrating because a complete install can take 90 minutes on a Raspberry Pi. But, I don't understand the process well enough to 'context switch' to something else while I wait.

A lot of it is waiting around for packages to download. I'll try to set up https://docs.docker.com/engine/examples/apt-cacher-ng/ to see if I can speed up the process.

As always, please leave feedback on this thread. I'll incorporate into the site and articles as quickly as I can.

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Duce robot
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08/08/2019 6:15 am  

Ahh yes coffee as I sip some now at 1:14 am est I'm still struggling to get the computer that runs ros on the robot I could put most people on here on a specific part of duce and keep them there for quite some time

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DroneBot Workshop
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13/08/2019 8:32 pm  

@twobits

Really love the Design Goals page you made, thanks so much for putting in the effort.

I've been mostly absent from the forum for about a week, I'd say I was on a "digital detox" but that's not completely true! But I'm back now and during my "absence" I reorganized the workshop and my storage areas and also bought a large pile of electronic parts.  Including some for the DB1 project.

I'll be updating you all on that very soon!

😉

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


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twobits
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13/08/2019 9:22 pm  

I took a bit of a break as well.

I got a bit fed up with ROS on the Raspberry Pi. The way the various upstream parties interacted was making me grumpy. Over the last couple of years, many people have tried to make this work. But, they have generally stumbled because none of the upstream parties were willing to compromise.

In the meantime, I got my technical amateur radio license and am currently studying for my general license. There is a lot of interesting synergies possible between amateur radio and communication between a remote robot and a base station.

I'll probably regroup around ROS on the Jetson nano. Nvidia seems to be putting in a pretty good effort to make ROS run on their SBCs.

 


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