Richard Joy
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Open Source Drone Camera Project ?

Started Jan 11 0 Replies

I really like building my own drones and since getting my part 107 certification would like to do some commercial work but find that the camera features of RTF drones far exceed those available to us…Continue

 

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Richard Joy replied to Nick Moody's discussion Tarot T4-3D Gimbal using Pixhawk SBUS out? (or other options?)
"Thanks Will, I did get it to work after some trial and error. I am using a FrSky X8R receiver and have its sbus out connected to the RCIN of the Pixhawk. The Sbus out of the Pixhawk is connected to the Sbus in of the Tarot T4-3D gimbal which is…"
Jul 6
Richard Joy replied to Nick Moody's discussion Tarot T4-3D Gimbal using Pixhawk SBUS out? (or other options?)
"I see that this is an old post but wondered if someone had found a solution to adding a Tarot T4-3D gimbal to a Pixhawk. Ideally I would like to be able to have control from mission scripts as well as manually from the TX. The gimbal can be…"
Jul 5
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
Richard Joy posted a discussion

Open Source Drone Camera Project ?

I really like building my own drones and since getting my part 107 certification would like to do some commercial work but find that the camera features of RTF drones far exceed those available to us DIYers. Even simply geo referencing the photos in real time would be a great feature to have. I am not a big fan of the GoPro due to its wide FOV but would like a camera for about the same price that is more hackable in order to interface to Ardupilot. I am aware of CHKD but I guess what I am…See More
Jan 11
Richard Joy replied to Jan Jansen's discussion How to get GPS and sensor data via mavlink/mavproxy
"Thanks, that makes sense. In the meantime I started to experiment with Dronekit-Python 2.x running on a Raspberry Pi to get the GPS and barometer sensor readings. As the documentation states the library changed from a MAVProxy extension to a…"
Dec 11, 2016
Richard Joy replied to Jan Jansen's discussion How to get GPS and sensor data via mavlink/mavproxy
"What sort of information is being sent out of the Pixhawk serial 2 port ?. Is the Mavlink protocol ?."
Dec 10, 2016
Richard Joy replied to Jan Jansen's discussion How to get GPS and sensor data via mavlink/mavproxy
"I just found this post and so it looks like that Drotag is using…"
Dec 7, 2016
Richard Joy replied to Jan Jansen's discussion How to get GPS and sensor data via mavlink/mavproxy
" I would like to use the Raspberry Pi camera to take geo referenced images too. Any luck finding a solution to this ?"
Dec 7, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"Info from 3DR on the Pixhawk Mini " Expect to see all details, a quick start guide and faq on our site by Wednesday but here is a rundown: Main Processor: STM32F427 Rev 3 IO Processor: STM32F103 Sensors Accel/Gyro/Mag: MPU9250 Accel/Gyro:…"
Oct 24, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"Looks like the "Pixhawk Mini" is finally for sale on the 3DR website. My question now is what is the difference between this and the HobbyKing Pixfalcon" as they look really very much alike although the HobbyKing version is much…"
Oct 22, 2016
Richard Joy commented on luke cooke's blog post Is DIY Dead?
"I was considering getting a DJI P4 or Mavic but realized I get as much enjoyment building as I do flying so I've resumed my new hex build project that will be equipped with Lidar for precision height control. I would also like to explore…"
Oct 21, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"I can't wait any more so I think that I will just get a Pixhawk Lite as its only $62 from BG."
Oct 17, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"Any news when the Pixhawk Mini might be available? I really need a replacement for my aging APM 2.6."
Oct 10, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"That's great news, will you be stocking the Pixhawk Mini ?"
Oct 5, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"I know about those smaller versions but I am waiting for news from the 3DR website on the Pixhawk Mini that Chris had mentioned in an earlier post in this discussion."
Oct 5, 2016
Richard Joy replied to yugo's discussion Where To Buy Pixhawk
"Back to "sold out" status. Not to worry as I was really checking to see if the Mini was available yet."
Oct 4, 2016

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About Me:
UAV Hobbyist.
Retired IT professional
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Built a 500 mm quad with an APM 2.6, GPS/compass and equipped with camera and gimbal.Presently interested in arial photography but would like to explore 3d mapping applications in the future.
Hometown:
Roseville

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