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No Dataflash inserted error

Started Dec 17, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all,Finally have time to goof around with the quad and am running into an issue. When I go to the CLI, I see the error "No dataflash inserted". I get teh same thing if I use the Test…Continue

No Dataflash inserted error

Started Dec 17, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all,Finally have time to goof around with the quad and am running into an issue. When I go to the CLI, I see the error "No dataflash inserted". I get teh same thing if I use the Test…Continue

Quad for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seth Weil Nov 4, 2013. 4 Replies

Selling Ready to go Quad - $350Need room in the shop.Modified Bumblebee frame with extra set of motor mounts and one extra arm…Continue

Altitude as a part of a waypoint

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Chapman Jun 23, 2013. 3 Replies

I have been poking around, but cannot seem to find the info on this - which means that as soon as I psot this, I will stumble across it --- but...When setting up a multiple waypoint mission, how do I…Continue

 

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Alex commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hello Jani, do not take my remark negatively, it just was a question. I wanted to understand why this duplicate. And also know that I will never put in doubts your skills and experience of UAVs. :)"
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Jani Hirvinen commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"@Alex, in generally people are not reading earlier pages on multipage posting. I also forgot that I post it earlier in here as it's many months ago so my apologies on that. Most of people are following postings trough email. Yes GLB 4 led…"
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Alex commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hi there, Diego your diagram is correct.  For the white and green light, in wy cas I d'ont need it. Maybe you can connect the whit to any "+" if the Analog rail and then, the white light always come when your quad is…"
Thursday

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Jani Hirvinen commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"You can also get one fully ready to APM made boards fromjDrones. This board is also safe to use as it has proper powerdriver circuit so you are not browning out your CPU. There are few other boards available but those can be dangerous to use as they…"
Thursday
Muhammad Abdul Hadi commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hi Alex, thank you bro. Is that that round plastic thingy at the bottom a buzzer? Or as in Diego's diagram we need a external buzzer? And Diego thank you too bro for the diagram, me likes pictures :-) My led board has been in its plastic for a…"
Thursday
Diego commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Thanks your help alex, you're correct , thats the way how to connect them to the APM. How can we use the yellow, green and white LEDs?" The Questor " ( in Rcgroups)  sent me this diagram ."
Wednesday
Alex commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"@Diego and Muhammad, I've buy the same bord and it's pretty simple to make it work. On the left side there is 2 pin : Power (+) GND (-) these 2 pins give the power to the board and need to be powered directly to your lipo battery , for…"
Wednesday
Diego commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Many of these boards have been sold on ebay , but I haven't seen any video/tutorial of them so far ... Weird"
Mar 15
Muhammad Abdul Hadi commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hi Diego, not yet, insha Allah will get a friend of mine to help, he is into electronics so hopefully he can figure it out. Insha Allah I will keep you posted."
Mar 15
Diego commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hi Muhammad, have you figured out how to hook you board up? Im still looking for any info, but nothing yet. It does have +and- connections, should I take power from any 3s lipo  for it?"
Mar 15
Muhammad Abdul Hadi commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Hi guys, I too have just bought the same led/alarm board as above and also have no idea how to hook it up. My APM 2.5 I buried in the middle of my Tbs Discovery so the on-board lights are not much use. Thank you for any help."
Mar 9
Bruce Jones commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"This seems to have been asked before, but not answered - is LED_Mode only available in APM:Copter and not APM:Plane?  For the life of me, I can't find it in there. If it's not there, any chance of having it added?"
Mar 7
wilfrid.babilas replied to Scott Berfield's discussion HobbyWing Quattro
"I will install a 25a version in my next Drone (WBDrone-VI), I would make flight tests early March ..."
Feb 19
masoom2488 replied to Scott Berfield's discussion HobbyWing Quattro
"i am currently looking into buying one of these and would definitely appreciate some info from anyone who is using this or knows about it ."
Feb 19
Muhsin Rold commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Sorry noob question here, how do you control the LED? through any command from mission planner? Please guide me as I have tried searching from many site but couldn't understand how to use those auxiliary outputs at the side of the APM.…"
Feb 13
Frank Vitale commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Adding External LED Indicators and a Piezo Beeper for Arm and GPS Status
"Ok, I am have a problem a sort of. No matter the number I set/11_19_ or what ever,on a6/a7_GPS lock and motor arm,they both work backwards. I am using the 2803 chip, the a pins to chip/chip to neg on LEDs/pos of LEDs to pos of lipo/neg of lipo to…"
Feb 8

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Just getting started, Eventually want to get to a fully autonomous system.
Hometown:
Woodinville, WA

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Occulus Rift for FPV

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:41am 4 Comments

Was wondering when someone would get this working.

Over on hackaday.com, they have a writeup with video of using the Occulus Rift as an FPV headset.…

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New Generation Kinect Available for WIndows Soon

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 3:57pm 7 Comments

Not strictly Drone related, but if the weight and power requirements are manageable, the new Kinect sensor from Microsoft could be pretty amazing as a navigation/obstacle avoidance/3D mapping tool. And it can see in the dark and read your pulse rate.

From …

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Rotorwing using Magnus Effect

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:58pm 11 Comments

I have never seen anything like this, but I want one. Apparently the rotating cylinder creates lift through something called the Magnus Effect.

Google Investing in Drone Tech

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:00am 9 Comments



 

Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains.…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 2:25pm on January 3, 2013, Gene Engelgau said…

Hi Scott!  Thanks for the endorsement!

-Gene

At 12:13pm on January 31, 2013, John Maffetone said…

Hi Scott - I saw a post from you this past year about your uBlox gps not getting a fix. I'm having the same problem and was wondering how you got it fixed.

 

Comment by Scott Berfield on September 13, 2012 at 12:23pm

Just got one of these and cannot get a lock. the fix light never lights, though the power light does and the Planner software sees it. Not super happy after paying $75.

 

 

Thanks!

At 4:56pm on February 1, 2013, Scott Berfield said…

Turned out it was  abad chip/board. I returned it to 3DR for replacement. The new one worked fine.

At 2:43pm on June 17, 2013, Giovanni Ferdico said…

Hey Scott, I found your page about Status LED for the APM2.5 and would like to use part of your info and add it to my 'How to" doc. I will mention your name for the credit. Is that ok?

 

Thanks

At 2:48pm on June 17, 2013, Scott Berfield said…

Sure. No worries.

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