Getting Started

These are the ros drivers for running the Pt Grey (FLIR) cameras that use the Spinnaker SDK. This code has been tested with various Point Grey Blackfly S (BFS) cameras.

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes.


The pre-requisites for this repo include:

  • ros-kinetic-desktop-full
  • spinnaker
  • ros-kinetic-cv-bridge
  • ros-kinetic-image-transport * libunwind-dev

# after installing spinnaker verify that you can run your cameras with SpinView
# after installing ros, install other pre-requisites with:
sudo apt install libunwind-dev ros-kinetic-cv-bridge ros-kinetic-image-transport


To install the spinnaker drivers:

bash mkdir -p ~/spinnaker_ws/src cd spinnaker_ws/src
git clone
cd ~/spinnaker_ws/
source ~/spinnaker_ws/devel/setup.bash
# add this to ~/.bashrc to make this permanent

Running the drivers

Modify the params/test_params.yaml file replacing the cam-ids and master cam serial number to match your camera's serial number. Then run the code as:

roslaunch spinnaker_sdk_camera_driver acquisition.launch

# Test that the images are being published by running rqt_image_view

Wiki: spinnaker_sdk_camera_driver (last edited 2019-10-04 17:59:48 by MRo47)