Got an unused Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 laying around? Let’s put it to good use by installing Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa on it! This will make a great platform to create a robot Ubuntu and ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy.
All you need to complete the steps in this video is a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 (Pi 2 and Pi Zero are possible but a bit more challenging and not covered here), and an SD card.
Check out the Ubuntu Robotics team at https://ubuntu.com/robotics to find more exciting information about robots running Ubuntu! And for more instructions on installing Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi see the tutorials at https://ubuntu.com/tutorials?topic=iot.
As shown in this video, the device has to be rebooted before it will connect to the wireless network. You can find more details in this bug report: https://launchpad.net/bugs/1870346; keep watching for an update. This also prevents other network-based cloud-init configuration items from happening on first boot. It is possible to fix this with a “reboot” or a “netplan apply” command in the configuration, although rebooting works fine also.
Find historical releases of Ubuntu at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/.
Here’s the network-config file used in this video:
addresses: [10.168.1.1, 18.104.22.168]
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