Question
Asked December 20 2015

Community Question

I am making a plugin to use the XV-11 LIDAR with the GetSurreal 1.2 controller in EZ-Builder, but I am having an issue on step 6.5 of the plugin tutorial. I tried creating the stub plugin and going to my plugins, but I get a 404 error.

Just letting you know. Let me know if there is anything I can do to get the XML file that is required.

Thanks
David
October 8 2017
@CochranRobotics
Thanks for making this great plugin !

I'm having the same issue as @RobotDoc in that the program can create the variables and start/start the lidar but the variables receive no data

I tried the quick test using the Arduino IDE on the Surreal site and the lidar work fine and retuned distance values on the same PC

I'm wondering if the issue might be that I'm using Windows 10 and the instructions for your plugin say to use the Teensy Serial Driver but Windows 10 wont let me load it... see below

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Is it possible that your plugin won't work with the Windows 10 driver?

Regards,
Frank
DJ Sures
Synthiam
October 9 2017
His plugin isn't the problem. The problem is unrelated to his plugin. The problem is that windows doesn't have a driver for the hardware. The hardware requires a driver. The error from windows is that there is no driver.

If you google your hardware and windows 10, maybe you'll find a driver?

I don't know anything about the hardware - so I can't say much else :) just that it isn't a plugin problem :D
October 9 2017
@faengelm >>I'm wondering if the issue might be that I'm using Windows 10 and the instructions for your plugin say to use the Teensy Serial Driver but Windows 10 wont let me load it...

That is correct. Like DJ said, the issue not inside the plugin but the driver to communicate with the GetSurreal device. Windows10 there has opted to us it's own driver and is telling you basically "Ptttt, I'm using my own drive thank you and good bye."

Getting your driver to load is what we need to help you resolve, if we can.
October 9 2017
@DJ & @JustinRatliff,

Thanks for the feedback. I checked with Surreal, the maker of the Teensyduino interface board and they are saying the Windows 10 USB driver should work as it worked with their test program


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I tried Device Manager to remove the built in Windows 10 USB driver, but it wont let me do that... only drivers added by the user

Has anyone else been able to get this plugin working with Windows 10?

Thanks,
Frank
October 9 2017
Frank,

I can confirm you don't need the Teensy driver it should work with the original windows 10.

I've used two different setups:

1) Lidar connected to Teensy and Teensy connected to the EZ-B camera Port.

2) Lidar connected to serial/usb and a ROS node.

I never used the David's plugin.

Currently i have setup #2 and i still need to finish some adjustment for the ROS navigation stack, after that i can flash the getsurreal firmware, and try to replicate your setup and test David's plugin.

I don't want to extrapolate more without proper debugging, let's wait for David's feedback and/or other plugin's users.