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Robotino API2 Setup

This tutorial is based on the API2 quickstart tutorial in the Robotino wiki. Several discrepancies were discovered with Robotino OS 2.4 so this tutorial updates and further details the procedure.

NOTE: This tutorial was done using MacOs 10.8

Tutorial prerequisites

This tutorial assumes you are running Robotino os 2.4.

It is recommended that you start with a fresh disk image. Follow the instructions on the Robotino Wiki to re image your CF card.

Setting Up

Connect your PC and your robotino via ethernet to the same network.

Open a new terminal window and enter

ssh [email protected]<your robotino ip>

where <your robotino ip> is the ip of your robotino found on the robotino built in display.

You will be prompted for a password for robotino. It is: robotino

Open ANOTHER terminal window and enter

ssh [email protected]<your robotino ip>

the password this time is: dorp6

Installing API2

Begin by adding the following source to your sources.list file.

In your root terminal window enter

echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

check to see that it was added by entering

vim /etc/apt/sources.list

quit vim by pressing

<esc>    :q!

to quit without saving.

Still in the root terminal enter

apt-get update

apt-get install robotino-api2 robotino-examples

A quick test

In the robotino user terminal

mkdir -p build/circle
cd build/circle

to create a directory and then make it your operating directory

ccmake /usr/local/robotino/examples/src/c++/circle/

If ccmake fails you need to run

apt-get install ccmake 

In your root terminal and try the previous command again in your robotino user terminal

if ccmake runs press the c key twice and then the g key

finally run


To run your program go back to your root terminal and enter


Your robotino should move in a circle

robotino_api2_setup.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/25 10:47 by dwallace