I’m having a lot of difficulty getting my jetbot to operate at all and was wondering if anyone has had any experience working with the Sparkfun v2 Jetbot. I want to be able to operate the jetbot through ROS but the jetbot_ros repo only accounts for adafruit boards and not sparkfun motor drivers. I’ve stalked the sparkfun forums and have only glimpsed partial solutions. People make mention of sparkfun repo’s that need to be cloned etc. but I haven’t had any luck with those and there is scant info on sparkfun’s page.
I’ve cloned the sparkfun repo’s into my nano’s ~/catkin_ws/src space and then used catkin_make to build the space. Afterwards I input
“source ~/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash”. Just so we’re clear-at this stage there are two sparkfun packages in my src space: “Qwiic_SCMD_Py” and “Qwiic_I2C_Py”. Even after using catkin_make and sourcing my workspace using “rospack find” it still does not locate the sparkfun packages and yet is still able to locate the jetbot_ros package. I find this very strange.
Is there anyone who has this jetbot and has encountered this issue? I’m frankly kind of shocked there’s a total of 3-4 posts on the internet about this. Other must be experiencing these issues. Thanks.