Documentation for Rasberry Pi build


#1

The aim of this thread is to discuss and improve the documentation for Rasberry Pi build using Software Architecture diagrams that enable easier understanding of the software architecture.


#2

Hi @akmoorthy,

Thanks for starting this thread about documenting the Pi image.
As the builder of the image l’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Rohan


#3

Hi @rohbotics,
Can you provide a recipe that you follow for installing and configuring ROS for your PI image? I was able to use your image for the PI as the master to control a LEGO ev3, but I need it on Raspbian so I can uses the Intel Neural Compute Stick’s SDKs. I tried installing from scratch on but run into issues with roslaunch.


#4

Sorry for the delay, the scripts for building the image are in this repo https://github.com/UbiquityRobotics/pi_image_build

I am not sure how well a Raspbian based solution will be supported, what is the reason you need Raspbian?


#5

hi,

ROS website has instructions for build and configuration. I agree with Rohan on caution of Rasbian build.

They are porting it for other operating systems. As of today, you
need to keep in mind the following:ROS is known to have dependencies on Ubuntu. ( basicallyROS is Ubuntu + some libraries)You can do a custom build on any Debian based Unix (including Rasbian) but its more involved process, will encounter issues that will take time to resolve. I would not do it.

Even for our pi wars robot competition we are using Ubiquity build (based on Ubuntu) as its out of the box.

I would recommend you try to bring your specific libraries to ROS rather than trying to build ROS on Raspbian.

with regards
Arul