Mathew Ferreira
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Hex build. Am I nuts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mathew Ferreira Jan 19, 2016. 1 Reply

OK, well this is the 2nd revision of my first RC anything. The first revision was the same craft but it was using an Eagle Tree Vector controller.So far these are the parts I have:Tarot FY680 Iron…Continue

Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Gowans Mar 22. 42 Replies

Hello all. I've connected a Lightware SF10/c to my pixhawk serial 4/5 port as the instructions here show:…Continue

 

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Robert Gowans replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"I am unable to find a version of the 3.3.2 software to test, but I can confirm that Heli 3.3.3 works as expected with the Terminal and SF11."
Mar 22
Thomas Stanley-Jones replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Hi Robert, Thank you for giving me the link to the software, I had trouble navigating the website with my smaller laptop.  The terminal keeps crashing when I try to connect to the Pixhawk through a USB.  It will connect, but when it tries…"
Mar 20
Robert Gowans replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Hi Thomas, As a first step, try download the LightWare Terminal application (If you haven't already: http://lightware.co.za/shop2017/content/6-software), and use the 'Drone' option to configure ardupilot for the rangefinder."
Mar 20
Thomas Stanley-Jones replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"I too am getting 0 sonarrange and 0 sonarvolts after I've setup the SF11 using the arducopter documentation.  I'm using Serial 4 though, so slightly different.  What was it that got it working for you @Duffy?"
Mar 19
Justin Ward replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"@Duffy, did you get I2C working? The post above shows the method but then mentions that sonarrange and sonarvoltage return 0. In a previous post you mention the SF10 is working via I2C. Did you get it working?"
Mar 18, 2016
Robert Gowans replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"I'm pretty sure that serial 5 is not usable for a range finder. It acts as the debug port for the system."
Mar 10, 2016
Jeff Seaman replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"I've seen conflicting posts about using serial 5 as an extra serial port by using a splitter on power and ground leads. Some say it is usable as another serial port, others say it is only good for console output. I have an SF11 that I am trying…"
Mar 9, 2016
Jeff Seaman replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Well it looks like my wires and device are good, at the end of my I2C lead, I'm showing 3.2V on the green and white leads and 5V on the red lead when powered via USB, and it looks like a signal is being produced on the green and white leads."
Mar 9, 2016
Robert Gowans replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Hi Jeff, Yes, the 0x55 address would be 85 for the RNGFND_ADDR in Mission Planner. I've been looking into the issue of connecting LightWare devices with I2C to various versions of ArduCopter, I'll let you know anything I find out."
Mar 9, 2016
Jeff Seaman replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Any luck getting the SF10 to work over I2C? I have an SF11 that I'm trying to get working on my hexacopter. The default address on the SF11 is 0x55, that should translate to 85 in Mission Planner correct? It looks good on USB, I'm gonna…"
Mar 9, 2016
Mathew Ferreira replied to climr's discussion Possible to disable internal compass?
"I'm having this issue too with 3.3.3-rc2. I cannot get the internal compass to disable no matter how I adjust the settings. :("
Feb 21, 2016
Laser Developer replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"We are looking into this using our own dev resources. I can see that it's great functionality to have so we'll make sure it becomes available one way or another. Please give us a little time..."
Feb 15, 2016
Duffy replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"What would you suggest is the best way to get the functionality of adding the laser reading data in the geotagging script in mission planner. It is the reason we bought the SF10/C but currently can't get the functionality out of…"
Feb 15, 2016
Laser Developer replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Thanks for the info Duffy. We'll keep this in mind as we move forward with support for mapping."
Feb 14, 2016
Duffy replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"@Justin  Have you done more testing in ALT Hold  Flew today in gusty conditions ( and although the copter is not well tuned yet) it did hold altitude better in STAB mode than in ALT_HOLD  Thanks"
Feb 14, 2016
Duffy replied to Mathew Ferreira's discussion Lightware SF10/C and Pixhawk AC 3.3.2 Serial connection
"Thanks,  Would you use the autopilots IMU and GPS ? or would you integrate separate units for this(?)  I think your current systems SF10 etc can be used to improve accuracy of 3D model reconstructions. The only thing that needs to be…"
Feb 12, 2016

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