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Leddar One optical range-finder support coming to ArduPilot?

Started by Tony Kenward. Last reply by Anton Horpynich yesterday. 15 Replies

Now that the LidarLite is off the market (until Garmin brings it back), there are not many options for accurate altitude sensing.I have a optical flow sensor that I would like to mount up, but I…Continue

tarot t4-3d gimbal compability with pixhawk

Started by Nichon. Last reply by B Petru on Monday. 14 Replies

Anyone managed to get pixhawk to control the t4-3d gimbal?i've tried following the same steps in the wiki but that was for the 2 axis gimbal…Continue

MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Shyam Balasubramanian on Monday. 86 Replies

Hi All,I was recently fiddling around the code for a while and decided to create a tutorial out of it so that others may find it useful. If I would have known this knowledge long back, I am sure I…Continue

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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Nick Jul 17. 45 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

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Comment by Doug Adduci on June 7, 2016 at 1:47pm

I think there is a paperclip reset hole on the side of the pixhawk.  That should do it.

Comment by david turner on June 7, 2016 at 12:16pm

Good evening 

Is there a simple way to reset my pixhalk ? 

I purchased one to put in my 650 tarot and used mission planner to set it up, as I am use to this.

Then I read Qground control was better , don't believe everything you read.

So tryed it and don't like it and thought I could just reinstalled program from mission planner.No you can't won't install firmware ,so I want to start all over again from fresh. Is there a way to do this ? Looked and asked intranet without any joy.

Anybody?

Regards Dave

Comment by arttu mahlakaarto on June 7, 2016 at 11:08am

hi, can someone help me with APM 1???

Comment by Cala on June 5, 2016 at 9:50am

Make a cable as Tony describe, I removed the little pins from the connector and change their place

Comment by dongfeng on June 5, 2016 at 9:03am

How do you do!

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 3:41pm

Yes, that the correct position, mine is working now like that. Another thing that don't sound right is a red wire in SCL and a black one in vcc.

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 3:16pm
Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 3:11pm

The connection cable provided with the GPS is straight, no cross-over of TX/RX (just the whole connector is up/down), but as the motherboard of the GPS (I opened it) is not labelled we don't know that the RX goes to RX as Cala suggests. The only documentation is on the PixFalcon side, so the GPS obviously has TX and RX pins the other way around as Craig says, else it wouldn't work. Both of you are right, no mistake has been made by the Holybro manufacturer besides not documenting the PixFalcon peripherals (shame because the rest of the docs and web site are nice and clean).

On the GPS side we have then, from left to right: 

1 = GND (pin 6 on FC)

2 = TX (RX on FC)

3 = RX (TX on FC)

4 = VCC +5V

5 = SDA

6 = SCL (red, pin 1 on FC)

Sound right?

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 2:22pm

Yes, but labels were reverse in pixfalcon vs gps, rx with Rx and Tx with Tx, the easier way is if this guys stamped the board as many do, they have lot of space. 

Comment by Craig on May 29, 2016 at 1:55pm

TX and RX are always reversed. TX goes to RX and RX goes to TX. That's how serial devices communicate.

 
 
 

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