Patrick Poirier
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Alex Wright commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"here is something i just realized. you are not using satellite receivers are you? that may be the reason for you not having the receiver issues I am currently."
10 hours ago
Patrick Poirier commented on Mirko Denecke's blog post BeagleBone Blue released, Linux-enabled autopilot for $80
"S1CAR1US  There is no real difference if we look at the signals, but with the BBB its all done internally with no additional components. The BBB has been designed as a general purpose ARM based system with lots of IO. The configuration can…"
11 hours ago
Patrick Poirier commented on Mirko Denecke's blog post BeagleBone Blue released, Linux-enabled autopilot for $80
"S1CAR1US I know it so much that I build mine from scratch at half the price last year. Thanks to Mirko for his help in this project :-)  http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/mini-zee-a-100-diy-smart-drone-with-the-pi-zero-and-apm Unlike the RPI…"
21 hours ago
Patrick Poirier commented on Mirko Denecke's blog post BeagleBone Blue released, Linux-enabled autopilot for $80
"Great Project Mirko !! I had the chance to follow the work in this one and there was some tricky parts to resolve within the code. This BBBlue is a real bargain compared to NAVIO or Intel Aero for anyone interested trying a Linux based FC."
yesterday
Matic Jovanovic commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Yes, also Mavpixel. Both over USB"
yesterday
Alex Wright commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Are you using a 3dr telemetry module"
yesterday
Alex Wright commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"I will have to check it out when I get a chance later on tonight or tomorrow. I have a ready to fly quads power module that fits perfectly on my vdq210. I'll hack the cable apart to get it going."
yesterday
Matic Jovanovic commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"Hi two VCC wires and two GND wires directly to PCB. Any 5v and any GND will do. https://goo.gl/photos/FSUsC88AabYjmked7"
yesterday
Alex Wright commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"I've got another question. I received your pcbs after ordering from oshpark. I'm getting a brown out powering the way I was with my receiver. How did you connect the power wires from the apm power module to the board you made?"
yesterday
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"Great :-) , This will be a nice complement of your post and a great demonstration of an affordable linux based FC."
Wednesday
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"No reasons given, just no answers. If you can look at it would be greatly appreciated, In the mean time I'll ask Mirko to contact you directly. Thanks "
Wednesday
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"Chris,  Mirko has tried a few times to get the BeagleBoneBlue Ardupilot based autopilot publisged on DIYDRONES, but never got it approved.. Are you aware of that ?"
Wednesday
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"Yes Mirko did the BeagleBone Blue integration with Ardupilot and it is now available for download. As JB pointed out,details are on Ardupilot discuss, Mirko will publish here pretty soon. As a side note JB , the PRU are used for PPM and PWM signal…"
Mar 17
Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics
"BeagleBone Blue is a fully functional Linux Based  Autopilot that has already been demonstrated flying with Ardupilot.... Stay tuned for an announcement soon :-) Concerning a built-in GPS, anyone knows that in order to get a good GPS signal ,…"
Mar 16
Matic Jovanovic commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
Mar 10
Alex Wright commented on Patrick Poirier's blog post MINI-Zee: a $100 DIY smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM
"@Mattic Jovanovic are you able to post pictures of both the front and the back of the pcb you had made. I have an idea of what i need to do. I also wanted to see what parts you populated on the board minus the mpu9250 and ms5611."
Mar 10

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About Me:
25 years of experience in computer and telecommunication business developpement.

Private Pilot (Fixed Wings - Rotor) and RC enthusiat
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Developpement of new apps and solutions
Hometown:
Montreal

Patrick Poirier's Blog

Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 10:24am 7 Comments

On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes. Uber is close to the commute pain that citizens in cities around the world feel. We view…

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AI-powered drone inspections unveiled by Aerialtronics, Neurala and NVIDIA

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

One of the world’s first automated inspections by an intelligent drone with deep learning capabilities was demonstrated at the GPU Technology Conference Europe today by Aerialtronics, a Dutch manufacturer of technologically advanced drones, Neurala, a pioneer in deep learning software, and NVIDIA®, the world leader in…

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Qualcom is paving the path to 5G: Optimizing commercial LTE networks for drone communication

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 6:21am 1 Comment

Source:  https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2016/09/06/paving-path-5g-optimizing-commercial-lte-networks-drone-communication

As a leader in 4G LTE technology, Qualcomm and its engineers did not hesitate to jump at the opportunity to test LTE-controlled drones in real-world scenarios. We were eager to analyze how, and if drones could…

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Intel to Acquire Movidius: Accelerating Computer Vision through RealSense for the Next Wave of Computing

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 8:27am 27 Comments

Combined with Intel’s Existing Assets, Movidius Technology – for New Devices Like Drones, Robots, Virtual Reality Headsets and More – Positions Intel to Lead in Providing Computer Vision and Deep Learning Solutions from the Device to the Cloud

Computer vision is a critical technology for smart, connected devices of the future. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Source:https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/josh-walden-intel-editorial/

With the…

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