Initially, I attempted to install ROS onto my Raspberry Pi (the original B version) and ran into some compiling errors I couldn’t figure out. So I went back to what I knew, which was installing on regular ol’ Ubuntu.
I had an old laptop laying around with a busted screen. It was the perfect candidate for a portable ROS system that was easy to setup and configure.
After removing the screen from this old Lenovo Thinkpad R61, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 via flash drive and moved on to getting ROS going. I don’t need the screen, and I don’t even need the external monitor since mostly everything can be done over SSH. In the rare occasion that I’ll need the GUI tools, I’ll just use VNC or the external monitor.
This setup will allow me to start the process of setting up ROS for the HAMMR project.