Hello,I have a MAX7456 chip, which is a relatively simple OSD chip. It's fitted on a breakout board and you talk to it through an SPI.I tried to find out a way to easily connect the chip on the…Continue
Hi there,I'm reviewing the code whilst finishing off on the last details on the APM (voltage monitor, xbee connection, etc.) . I noticed that the APM makes rather heavy use of the eeprom also in…Continue
Today I built in the Ardupilot Mega for the first time into a plane to verify the functioning of Stabilize and FBW_A modes. I just wanted to get some debug output and see the servo's functioning.…Continue
Just a small note that I was able to use the Ardupilot Mega in an experimental setup with FlightGear. I ported the XPlane 0.43 software to Linux C (using autotools). The trouble was finding out that…Continue
Lots of things have happened since the last blog post. I've worked very hard to improve the stability of the "FPV" ground station software with excellent success. The first version 1.0 has gone live on the AppStore last week, after a long review time by Apple. I'm now already in the final testing phases to release version 1.1, due next week. This will have important…Continue
One of my projects is about establishing a solid, low-latency HD video link for FPV, SAR or surveillance and using accessible, affordable technology to do that. This is talking $4,000 for the entire setup here, which is mostly the macmini+720p goggles and which are reusable in different contexts.
The OSD is painted on the ground station (a mac mini)…Continue
This is a schematic of my wiring of the ArduIMU v3. I hope to be able to use this soon as my own personal and custom RTH and 'stabilized mode' solution with some extra benefits highlighted below. One extra analog pin will be used in the future to read out the RSSI level from the attached RC receiver.
This setup demonstrates how far you can push this remarkable board. The W5100 chip provides 30Hz telemetry over wifi to the ground (just make sure to use the sparkfun…Continue
The ArduIMU v3 is a very interesting little device for minimalists. For my own project, I needed a device that could keep the plane level, maintain heading/altitude and sometimes steer to a particular waypoint. The majority of the time, I intend to control the plane myself, but I need the autopilot to take over at certain times to allow me to perform some other minor…Continue