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Getting started with Ardone 2, Ubuntu, VirtualBox and ROS (Part 2)

Getting started with Ardone 2, Ubuntu, VirtualBox and ROS (Part 2)

Now that you have Ubuntu up and running in VirtualBox

Continuing on with installation…

Right so while still having the terminal open type the following (to get these installed):

sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-ardrone-autonomy ros-kinetic-joystick-drivers python-rosinstall

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libpulse-dev libxt-dev openssh-server

Initialize rosdep

Might be a good idea to initialize rosdep and also add environmental variables, and update and reboot to be sure to be sure.

sudo rosdep init
rosdep update
echo "source /opt/ros/kinetic/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
sudo apt-get update

Configure Catkin and mikehamer/ardrone_tutorials package

Now we want to initialize catkin which we will need for the tutorial code (please note since i called my user server during setup my home directory is /home/server/

mkdir /home/server/ros_workspace/
mkdir /home/server/ros_workspace/src/
cd /home/server/ros_workspace/src/
cd /home/server/ros_workspace/
source /home/server/ros_workspace/devel/setup.bash
echo "source /home/server/ros_workspace/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc

The result should be something like

#$ /home/server/ros_workspace/src:/opt/ros/kinetic/share

ros package path

Now lets configure mikehamer/ardrone_tutorials package

cd /home/server/ros_workspace/src/

git clone

ls -la

cd /home/server/ros_workspace/


rosmake -a

Well hopefully that installs the tutorials but we are not yet done :( since there is a dependancy on some python packages :O

sudo apt-get install python-pyside

Continued in Part 3