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Starting Up Mini Maxwell

Description: This tutorial guides you step by step through starting the Mini Maxwell robot

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

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Quickstart

Powering on Mini Maxwell

Start a roscore

Open a terminal window, and start roscore within it:

roscore

Launch Mini Maxwell

CTRL-SHIFT-T will get you another tab within the terminal program, in which you can run:

roslaunch mini_max_defs bringup.launch

Stopping the Robot

When you are done, you can type CTRL-C into each of your terminal windows. The roscore should be the last one shut down. After the launch file has finished, it is safe to unplug the USB adapters.

Under the Hood

If you open the bringup.launch file in a text editor, you'll notice that is an XML file specifying a number of programs (nodes) to start. The key ones are:


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