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Raspberry Pi Pilots

For all those who fly RPi multi-rotor =)

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Comment by Vavooon on July 23, 2013 at 6:24am

Hi. Everyone who want to build own RPi-based copter can use this open-source code: https://bitbucket.org/lastsurvivor/innode/overview :)

Comment by David Story on May 27, 2013 at 10:17am

Not that far along, but doing a similar build.
Raspberry Pi for the flight controller, code written in Go.  Access the Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer(Compass), and PWM driver via the i2c bus.

rpiquadtop.jpg

rpiquadfront.jpg

rpiquadback.jpg

Android app on tablet sends commands to the RPi via wifi.

Got my RPi camera, so, I'll add that too, I've used mjpg_streamer before in my RPi backup cam.

Comment by ReneeLov3 on February 25, 2013 at 5:12pm
Making some progress :)

Comment by ReneeLov3 on January 27, 2013 at 2:19pm

All moved into a new home and now Quad-FU is back online =)

We now have GPS guidance and Eflite Park 450 motors on hand made motor mounts.

Comment by Vavooon on January 22, 2013 at 12:52am

Thank you, i`ll try.

Do you know any OpenSource software for RasPi-based copters?

Does everyone else heve any progress?

Comment by ReneeLov3 on January 19, 2013 at 9:41am

Hi Vavooon

Sorry for the delay. I'm in the process of moving/unpacking at a new place. 

Now a days we have an xbee pro for rf / controller input. In addition we use hostpad and connect to the quad's wifi hotspot.

For your camera you might like mjpg_streamer

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mjpg-streamer/

You can use VLC on anything connected to the hotspot and stream your video.

Comment by Vavooon on January 14, 2013 at 9:39am

Hi. I finished to build my copter yesterday. And i broked all propellers :)

I have the flight base now and can start integrate RasPI into my copter.

I will use WiFi for the communication and webcam for FPV.

Also i will use existing MultiWii for copter stabilization and basic control.

ReneeLov3, what do you use for the wireless connection?

Do have any progress with camera? I tried to stream it but i had errors.

Comment by ReneeLov3 on October 14, 2012 at 9:56pm
The project continues. Sorry Ive been busy. I never received the videos from my dad but I did install a camera in the helmet.

The raspberry pi is still the core of the quad. Interfacing live with graphs and controls has been great. We now have a MiniSense2 IMU installed and working great. We communicate over serial and get a continuous feed at various speeds. Currently about 50Hz. It has a .2 degree accuracy and our PIDs are pretty solid.

We are going to need batteries soon. I just installed heavy grade power terminals so Im off to testing and watching for more current throughput in the flight logging live output.

Anyone else making progress with a raspberry?
Comment by ReneeLov3 on September 17, 2012 at 11:38am

So propeller upgrades will be in tomorrow. During my down time I worked with a couple of voltage regulators and found one with half the current draw and more built in protection over the NTE regulator previously used.

Also adding control buttons to operate the quad with or without a computer. Since its still running on WiFi control we will probably make an iPhone and Android remote control application (seems fun). 

I'm also working on some dynamic PID control algorithms because as much fun as I have playing with PID gains =/ I much rather let the quad continuously monitor and adjust itself for maximum stability.. wish me luck.

Comment by ReneeLov3 on September 12, 2012 at 3:35pm
 

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