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APM 2.X Led Buzzer Modules

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles lakins Nov 6, 2014. 39 Replies

APM2.x External Led & Buzzer Modules Direct PnP to the APM…Continue

 

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Charles lakins replied to Kai's discussion Ardupilot (Legacy) code? in the group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
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Charles lakins replied to Kai's discussion Ardupilot (Legacy) code? in the group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"changed to a dropbox link above that should work ok"
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Charles lakins replied to Kai's discussion Ardupilot (Legacy) code? in the group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"dunno if this helps but you will need arduino ide to configure & upload Also includes imu v2 code been so long.. I cant help further tho"
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Gary McCray commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Hi Andre, Looks like the Storm 32 serial protocol is fixed in the latest AC3.3-rc8 version. Best, Gary"
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Randy commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"@Andre, It works in AC3.3-rc7 using the MAVLink protocol.  The alternative serial protocol method is not working. We have a wiki page that details the setup:…"
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Gary McCray commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Hi Andre, There is also some discussion of this on the drones discuss developer forum. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/drones-discuss As I understand it Storm 32 integration with Pixhawk is working in The latest developer builds,…"
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Charles lakins commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Olliw would have a better answer to that question, As I don't have a pixhawk to do further tests as things move on another person you could ask is digaus on rcg too http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2423260, hes well versed…"
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Andre commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"What is the current state of the Pixhawk/Storm32-BGC?Is is working? What is working? Communication via Mavlink or the Storm32-BGC protocol? I read that the Serial driver to the BGC is broken?"
Jul 22
Charles lakins commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"I think thats what hes looking for they are great you can use the open headtracker code on them too if I remember right http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1677559 "
Jul 10
Charles lakins commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"the imu v2 flat is hard to find anymore if thats what hes asking "
Jul 10
Charles lakins commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduPilot (legacy) User Group
"I still have my setup i was looking for info on perhaps turning into a tracker unit but firmware loading is not as simple as MP anymore"
Jul 10
Charles lakins commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
May 21
Kyomo Jung commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"@Charles, thanks ^^"
May 21
Charles lakins commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
" GUI Screenshots "
May 21
Charles lakins commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"you can assign how you like for the control in the gui via rc channels, in my case its a separate radio that connects directly to the gimbal using a spectrum satellite as for your other two questions if you ask Olliw (seen in video above) in…"
May 21
Kyomo Jung commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Wonderful job Charles and some questions 1) In case you control gimbal by TX, what about controlling copter? Is it switchable between controlling gimbal and copter? 2) In integration with Pixhawk, my understanding is that 2nd IMU is not needed…"
May 21

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Storm32 BGC gimbal

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm 19 Comments

After combining my retracts from my previous blog post and my conversion plate to turn the 2-axis into a 3-axis gimbal

then also adding a mounting plate for the Storm32 BCG controller, further testing and setup goes great so far

Also did some tests using the spektrum sat option for the second operator to control the gimbal movements remotely (with…

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My New Frame For The APM

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 6:04pm 11 Comments

Anyways I ordered a new frame for the apm

well after several weeks the wrong one arrived

although its not bad, I wanted the round center plate frame style as an alternative to the frame styles I own already

anyway here s a mockup for placement of the APM the apm will end up inside once I find my short usb extension so programming is easy…

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Storm32 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Controller

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am 8 Comments

Produced & Developed by OlliW & Martinez

Source = http://www.olliw.eu/2013/storm32bgc/?en

 

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My DIY Retract & Gimbal Mount

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 3:41pm 42 Comments

 

 

Test run using bamboo skewers to hold the retracts aligned in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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