Not every Gist needs a Blog Post…

Calum Knott
Feb 22, 2018 · 1 min read

And not every blog post needs a gist.. but sometimes the two go hand in hand.

Today I am teaching a class on the use of the Gazebo Simulator in ROS — While I have spent quite some time poking around in ROS, I haven’t used the simulator much before this week, when coincidently, I have been using it heavily in my ongoing MSc research — More on that to come —

I spent some time poking around on the internet for some updated teaching material… some of the old slides were feeling a little dated, and it seemed like a good idea to see if the Jackal Simulator could be installed under Kinetic, as Indigo is feeling very 2015 as of late

I stumbled across a gist written just a few months ago, that seemed to be exactly what i needed. But sometimes, a little update is needed.

All that was needed was a quick update to add the tildes ~/ (so my students would push the workspace to the correct location, and an added note or two about performance in a VM.

Voilá it is done: — Don’t you just love github?


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