Learn ROS and build something that is going to be useful for me in the future.
What it does
Provides ROS support for Slackware Linux and ROS-based control mechanism for communication with an mbed microcontroller form a Linux machine. I need it as extension to a previous project of mine - a Walking Quadcopter robot, in order to easily control it from my laptop.
How I built it
Using ROS-mbed libraries, cross-compilation, ROS subscribers and publishers.
Challenges I ran into
Deciding on a project
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Contributed to an open-source project (ROS)
What I learned
What's next for ROSDev
Including a Pixhawk microcontroller in the communication graph and using XBee and MAVLin for wireless communication.
Only part of the code in the github link was developed during the hackathon