The ROS install to the OS Ubilinux

I told you how to install the OS Ubilinux on the Intel Edison board in the last post. I need this system for using the ROS (Robotic Operation System). I also need some functions which doesn’t included to the standard comm version:

  • communication between Edison and Arduino Mega through serial port (UART)
  • receiving frames from USB-camera and transmitting them with OpenCV support
  • getting gamepad commands (XBox or DualShock)
  • creating custom message types

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Installing the Ubilinux on the Intel Edison board

This post about the Ubilinux installation on the Intel Edison board. The Ubilinux allows you to install the ROS and use its power. Before following this tutorial I recommend to extend partition size of board with an SD card: read this.
1. The Ubilinux installation.

You will be needed in the edison driver in you are using Windows: IntelEdisonDriverSetup1.2.1.exe.

To prepare for the installation we have to install the dfu-util (USB Device Firmware Upgrade). To do this you have to input to terminal on your desktop machine (in my case it is Ubuntu 14.04):

Then we should download the Ubilinux from the EmutexLab site and unzip it:

After that we go to the directory and run the firmware script:

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