Hey guys!! :)I've been studying about these multirotors for a long time and i am trying to build a quadcopterI have started to work on building a flight controller board.I am using the sparkfun 9…Continue
Here's my update on the flight controller project i'm working on !!Testing my custom built hardware on my Quadrone V 2.3 (quadcopter :P )Currently running the Multiwii 2.1 software !!sensors used - BMP 180 (barometer) , MPU6050processing platform - Arduino Mega 2560Waiting for new sensors ( gps and compass ) !! once i get new sensors i am planning to customize the hardware to run the Megapirate firmware.Then ultimately try to run the Arducopter firmware on the flight controller with sensors of…See More
"But how much possible is it for someone who is good at the Arduino programming, to make changes to the arducopter firmware in order for it to work with the MPU 6050 itself or make a change in the code such that we can specify the sensors we are…"
"Thank you for your response Johann :)
I will try sticking to the hardware !!
but it is difficult to locate sellers for the MPU6000 and the barometric pressure sensor !
If by any chance you come across vendors for the above 2 sensors please do let…"
"According to the APM 2.6 Specsheet, looks like you will need:
Barometric Presure Sensor - MS5611-01BA03
GPS - Ublox NEO-6M GPS+ HMC5883L Compass module
Accelerometer/Gyro - MPU-6000
I don't think it's wise fiddling around in the firmware…"
"Thanks for the reply .. :)
but is it possible for me to modify the code in the special version of arduino IDE which is used for uploading the firmware to make changes to make it accept the MPU6050 as a sensor ??
because i also have MPU6050 and what…"
"System won't reboot because you don't have any of the correct sensors connected and firmware expects to find correct IMU, Compass, Baro sensors. MPU9150 is not supported by any of the APM firmwares nor it's libraries. Even MPU6050 is…"
i am trying to build the hardware itself .... as of now i have a i2c based mpu9150 only... i'm planning on buying the other sensors soon and maybe make a sensor sheild !! i have tried uploading the firmware from the mission planner to the arduino mega2560 and i succeeded also but then i cannot connect to the mav link and i get an error saying "no heartbeat packets received"I don't know what is wrong ... can some one help me ??…See More
"My latest board uses PIC24HJ128GP204; for programming I use MPLab-X (free development environment from Microchip) and their free XC16 compiler, which supports C language (not C++).
I have really very little exposure to arduino, but from some of…"
Its been my dream since my childhood to build and control someting that flies especially RC planes and now ive fallen in love with these drones and wanted to build one !!
so here i am with my first scratch built quadcopter
Thanks for accepting my request. While I have flown R/c for decades, I am new to autonomous aircraft.
My task is to set up everythong needed for CS students to learn about autonomous aircraft. I have found the Arducopter, and plan to utilize that system, but must deliver a proposal to the Dean of Computing. I need help with the list of items to buy.