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Hello to all!

A few months ago, I connected Arduino to ROS fuerte using rosserial without problems. However, now I'm trying to reproduce it in ROS groovy and I always get the same error.

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04, ROS Groovy, Arduino 1.0.5, rosserial-groovy-devel and both Arduino Uno and Arduino Mega.

I do these commands:

Window 1:

sudo ./Arduino/arduino

Open Hello World example.

Select Controller Arduino Uno/Mega.

Select Serial Port /dev/ttyACM0.

Load code.

Window 2:


Window 3:

sudo chmod a+rw /dev/ttyACM0

rosrun rosserial_python serial_node.py /dev/ttyACM0

And I get this error:

[INFO] [WallTime: 1394533587.406466] ROS Serial Python Node

[INFO] [WallTime: 1394533587.419060] Connecting to /dev/ttyACM0 at 57600 baud

[ERROR] [WallTime: 1394533590.332723] Creation of publisher failed: unpack requires a string argument of length 4

[ERROR] [WallTime: 1394533591.328157] Tried to publish before configured, topic id 125

Anyone can help me?

Thanks in advance!

Originally posted by Jota on ROS Answers with karma: 13 on 2014-03-11

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Try removing and remaking your ros_lib.

Originally posted by tonybaltovski with karma: 2549 on 2014-03-11

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There was a problem in the installation of ros_lib due to Arduino sketchbook permissions.


Originally posted by Jota with karma: 13 on 2014-03-11

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