"@Gary McCary - all of the higher level functionality in the gimbal/gopro link/smartshots/wifi control/video etc is all proprietary. There is no equivalent in ardupilot. 3dr do a disservice by not releasing this code to the tens of…"
"Have a look at ardupilot and dronekit - this is pretty much the 'standard' for opensource tasks like you're wanting to do. In fact depending on how detailed you want your tasks, you can do pretty much everything you're…"
"@Ryan The more powerful up boards are specifically tested with realsense, and in fact even sold/promoted by Intel together with realsense cameras as a kit. The new up squared pentium option should be not far off the performance of the joule,…"
"'It depends', mostly on what voltage main battery you're using. If you're using a 4s or more, then it's pretty easy, you just run the joule off a standard 3-4A 12v BEC. If you're using a 3s, the joule dev…"
"Intel employee posted this on the Joule support forum, which was quickly deleted:
"Yes, Intel will be shutting down all Maker programs and most of the wearable programs. We are continuing to sell existing products through the end of the year…"
"Just a late-on follow-up, I have a little project that probably does what you were looking for. It does precision landing to within a couple of cm on a printed target using on-board computer. No rangefinder is…"
"@xemone that's a really neat PDB. You should have no problem going from regulated 5v output straight to the IO gnd/vin pins. If you want to be paranoid you can go in through the usb as it provides extra protection and polyfuse, but…"
"@Troy Apart from the extra cost (which sucks) getting bigger generic ESCs will give you a good solution. Just a quick warning if the bigger drone you're thinking of in the future will have low kv motors, then pick your new ESCs really…"