Phidgets drivers for ROS
Drivers for the Phidgets devices. This Catkin metapackage includes:
phidgets_api: a package which downloads and builds the Phidgets C API from phidgets.com (as an external project). It also implements a C++ wrapper for the C API, providing a base Phidget class and various inherited classes for different phidget devices.
ROS nodes exposing the functionality of specific phidgets devices using:
Make sure you have a working catkin workspace, as described at: http://www.ros.org/wiki/catkin/Tutorials/create_a_workspace
Also make sure you have git installed:
sudo apt-get install git-core
Change directory to the source folder of your catkin workspace.
If, for instance, your workspace is
~/catkin_ws, make sure there is
src/ folder within it, then execute:
Download the metapackage from the github repository (<ros_distro> may be
git clone -b <ros_distro> https://github.com/ros-drivers/phidgets_drivers.git
Install dependencies using rosdep:
rosdep install phidgets_drivers
Alternatively, if rosdep does not work, install the following packages:
sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev
Compile your catkin workspace:
cd ~/catkin_ws catkin_make
Udev rules setup:
Make sure your catkin workspace has been successfully compiled. To set up the udev rules for the Phidgets USB devices, run the following commands:
cd ~/catkin_ws sh src/phidgets_drivers/phidgets_api/share/setup-udev.sh
You will be prompted to type in your password.