Nicholas Witham
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Ardupilot support forum not working, I think(?)

Started Mar 8, 2016 0 Replies

trying to log in to http://ardupilot.com/forum and I keep getting a message saying my password or username is incorrect, so I try to reset my…Continue

Tags: Support

motors wont spin for compassmot.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Witham Mar 6, 2016. 1 Reply

Firstly, I tried logging in to the ardupilot forums for help, but am experiencing issues. Cant reset my password because it doesn't recognise either my username or password. Cant register because the…Continue

Tags: quadcopter, AC3.3.3, compassmot

Can someone please point me in the right direction on where to learn about wifi communication with pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by DavidFolts Dec 27, 2015. 3 Replies

I'd like to start learning about the Linux autopilots and wot-not, and feel that the communication is probably a good place to start.Eventually I'd like to modify my ground station to be all wifi…Continue

Tags: WIFI, DIY, station, ground, Linux

 

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Duffy replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"I suspect Nicholas doesn't need to be told the benefits of companion computers, in fact he has already chosen one..."
Feb 21
Gavin Greenwood replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Here's an example of a practical companion computer that takes any pixhawk or apm and makes it wifi capable in station or AP modes.  http://www.4stateuav.com/product/3dr-802-11n-wifi-telemetry-dongle/"
Feb 20
Jon Croucher replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion How do I decide what platform to use? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Hi Nicholas Which way to go? Here is my views and the reasons why. Computer language- Python is well documented and relatively easy to learn, there are many tutorials online. Computer Vision - The future of UAV's, Python is very well supported…"
Feb 20
Jon Croucher replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Python, OpenCV, and DroneKit are an incredible set of tools to expand the capabilities of the wonderful ArduPilot Flight Controller. They even give the old APM a new lease of life. A Raspberry Pi 3 with a camera is a great and economical way to…"
Feb 20
Westin Conahan replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion How do I decide what platform to use? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Luci with the Edison does support the ability to do object avoidance and video processing. Object following is possible even without having to utilize the Edison depending on the capacity in which you want to do object tracking. For simple object…"
Feb 16
Nicholas Witham replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"I'm already fairly experienced at building a pixhawk powered quad, even built a heavy lift X8. I can tune them all fairly well, and have them doing planned missions within a couple of weeks, with constraints due to family commitments. I'm…"
Feb 15

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John Arne Birkeland replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Don't try to do everything at once. Get the drone up and flying on a regular Pixhawk. This should keep you busy for many months, getting to know the system doing missions etc. Then and only then should you start looking at taking the next step…"
Feb 15
Nicholas Witham replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion How do I decide what platform to use? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Thanks. Does the Luci with the Edison do video processing? I've heard the odroid XU4 would be better if I wanted to do things like object avoidance and follow the "thing"."
Feb 15
Westin Conahan replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion How do I decide what platform to use? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"$299 preoder and $349 retail. You can currently reserve one if you'd like here."
Feb 14
Richard Joy replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Glad to see that I am not the only one trying to work out what I can do with a companion computer. Experimented a bit with Dronekit and more recently installed Flytos on my RP3. My concern though is using wifi as the transport. Since this typically…"
Feb 14
dhiraj replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"IMHO there's two layers where you can tinker with drones, one is the core flight (autopilot layer) and the other one is applications which use drones for some task. Once your drone is ready to listen to your commands, what would you like it to…"
Feb 14
Nicholas Witham replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"They both seem very advanced. Im only just starting to get into this part of the hobby, so something a little more widely used would be the best. I think I'll pick up an ODroid XU4 and have a play with FlytOS and/or DroneKit, then APSync…"
Feb 13

Developer
Philip replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"The Pixhawk 2 can be ordered to fit an Edison in the case with no additional hardware. But for video, the NVIDIA TX1 is an amazing device, or the iMX6 (grab out of a solo ready to go!)"
Feb 13
Westin Conahan replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion How do I decide what platform to use? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"$299 preoder and $349 retail. You can currently reserve one if you'd like here."
Feb 13
Nicholas Witham replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy building and figuring these things out, I actually prefer designing and building over flying. I get my satisfaction when I have a completely flying and tuned aircraft that does what I set out for it to do. For…"
Feb 13
Patrick Poirier replied to Nicholas Witham's discussion Why are we starting to use companion computers? in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"I am one of the guys chasing red balloons. The goal is to experiment with robotics, using different  tools, programming languages and framework like ROS. But if you still question the meaning of spending hudreds of dollars and having to ftw for…"
Feb 13

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Pixracer (actually a counterfeit): Now available from Hobbyking!

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 7:00am 99 Comments

Just thought I'd share

Pixracer (Xracer) Autopilot V1.0 FMU V4 Generation

AUD $135

Now I'd like to know if this is a clone, or the real thing from…

Game of Clones...........

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:08pm 290 Comments

Just came across this Pixhawk clone, so thought I would share.

http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight-controllers/rtfhawk-2-4.html

Ready to Fly Quads is a…

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Adafruit is now selling Iris

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Adafruit is now selling Iris. Looks like it comes with the full kit.

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1546

Also, shipping is only ~$100 to Australia. Beats the ~$200 shipping from 3DR!!!

New product: Downward facing camera gimbal

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 6:30pm 30 Comments

Just found this nice product. There are 2 versions, the Flatmap 1 and Flatmap 2.

For some reason, the FM1 has 2 axis, and the FM2 has 1 axis.

The site says they are for fixed wing, but looks like it could be…

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