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Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post HackflightSim Rebooted
"Charles, you should definitely look into Microsoft AirSim.  It already has support for those kinds of machine-vision projects."
Oct 13
Charles Blouin commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post HackflightSim Rebooted
"Cool. We need better tools to integrate UAVs with machine vision. For  training with neural net for example, it would be super useful to have the video from cameras, and an output for each frame identifying the position, height, and position of…"
Oct 13
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HackflightSim Rebooted

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful, real-time simulations…See More
Oct 10
Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino
"@Thomas: I've had great results using the EM7180 SENtral Sensor Fusion Solution from Pesky products, on both this Ladybug board and the earlier Teensy-based design.  It features a MPU9250 IMU and a barometer (BMP280 on the…"
Jun 5
Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino
"Thanks, Patrick!  It'll be your choice: you can order the bare board from OSH Park now and assemble it yourself, or you can purchase one from me on Tindie, once they're available (I'm hoping by the end of July).  So, no…"
Jun 5
Patrick Poirier commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino
"Hey Simon , great blog.. as usual :-) Do you know if Pesky will offer the LadyBug Flight controler as a complete unit or we will have to source parts and retrofit our EasyBake Ovens ?"
Jun 5
Thomas Butler commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino
"Funny how people obfuscate things. The "EM7180" contains a BMX055 from Bosch (integrated STM32 (M0 ARM CPU) and gyro/accel/compass). This component has been out since 2014...it wasn't able to cut the mustard (bandwidth is too…"
Jun 5
robert bouwens commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino
Jun 4
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Saksham Dutta left a comment for Simon D. Levy
"Sir, I need to implement the Extended kalmann filter for state of charge estimation in battery monitoring system.What can be the code for this?.I will be coding it into a texas instrument IC for monitoring the battery pack.Any insight you can…"
May 16
Harry commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"Hilarious!  That's why ye a teacher and aye's a adult learner."
Feb 14
Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"Tarnation, rabbit, ya got it plumb backerds! UINT8 = BYTE UINT16 = SHORT UINT32 = INT"
Feb 14
Harry commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"I'm using a i2cNav setup for UBX so I'm pretty sure MSP_RAW_GPS is what the controller is sending.  Based on the MSP message definitions, I edited the json file.  If the variable is UINT 8, I made…"
Feb 14
Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"The Multiwii Serial Protocol specifies the format for values in MSP_RAW_GPS messages, which are all integers of various sizes (byte, short, int).  It would be easy to add such a message specification to messages.json.  The hard…"
Feb 14
Harry commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"Simon, Victory is addictive and fleeting.  I got ambitious and tried to add GPS to the messages parser handles.  Python worked fine and built the java output directory and java compiled it, but I didn't know whether I needed int float…"
Feb 14
Simon D. Levy commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino
"@Harry Victory Dance!!!"
Feb 10

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About Me:
Simon D. Levy
Professor
Computer Science Department
407 Parmly Hall
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
My students and I write programs in Python, Java, and C++ for controlling and simulating UAVs and other robots:

https://github.com/simondlevy
Hometown:
Lexington, Virginia

Simon D. Levy's Blog

HackflightSim Rebooted

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 4:31pm 2 Comments

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful,…

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Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 9:30pm 5 Comments

This video shows the Maiden flight of the Arduino-compatible STM32L4 "Ladybug" brushed-motor  flight controller from Pesky Products (enabled by the Arduino STM32L4 package…

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Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 17 Comments

This video shows me flying our homebrew "Hackflight Sim" quadcopter flight simulator using a Spektrum DX8 receiver without a cable. The DX8 is talking to a…

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Syma X5C hacked with Quanum Pico FC

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 3:30pm 9 Comments

This video shows me flying a Syma X5C quadcopter, with the factory closed-source flight controller replaced by a Quanum Pico 32-bit brushed FC.  I followed the directions in the "Visible Drone" chapter of this excellent new …

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At 3:33am on May 16, 2017, Saksham Dutta said…

Sir,

I need to implement the Extended kalmann filter for state of charge estimation in battery monitoring system.What can be the code for this?.I will be coding it into a texas instrument IC for monitoring the battery pack.Any insight you can provide would be extremely helpful.

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