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Raspberry PI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Schmidt Mar 31, 2013. 33 Replies

Are there any plans to build an autopilot based on Raspberry PI ? That would make sense IMHO. There are two major advantages: one could use 3G modems to control the plane and cheapo USB webcamsContinue

 

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johnkowalsky commented on Jesper Andersen's blog post An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 1
"Sorry to break it down to you but this is just dumb. Things like sensors consititute the majority of costs. Autopilots don't require a lot of computing power. It's something that can be done by a <$5 part. It's totally wrong…"
Tuesday
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Cool Pixhawk-based VTOL aircraft
"I see your point but I still don't think it's as efficient as a single engine traditional tailsitter"
Aug 7
johnkowalsky commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Damn... drone cell is essentially a SIM900 module plus extras"
Aug 4
johnkowalsky commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Why Don't you use something like SIM900 modules ? Just 35$ or so and require less power"
Aug 4
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduRover-based ocean-going kayak!
"Pablo Escobar approves ;-)"
Aug 3
johnkowalsky commented on Tilman Griesel's blog post OpenFPV Update 1 - Modular telemetry with JS and HTML5 (VIDEO)
"Just out of curiosity. What kind of transmission rates are needed ? in kb/s ? I've been thinking as many of us I presume about using 3g for that, or at least for telemetry"
Jul 20
johnkowalsky commented on Lester Haines's blog post Wanted: Stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch
"I'd go with 'because we can' or 'who's your daddy ? or perhaps 'If errors are made others will be blamed'"
Jul 14
johnkowalsky commented on Bart Theys's blog post Design of a multi-rotor VTOL UAV and docking station for automated aerial transport
"Hmm but why not a tailsitter ?? is it inherently worse than this configuration ?? Me thinks that for VTOL and limited hovering it's ideal"
Jul 14
johnkowalsky commented on Pedals2Paddles's blog post Woman who assaulted CT UAV operator given probabation that concludes with no criminal record or pusnishment
"surprised ?? I was the first person to post it here and chose a title 'Not to make this a gender issue but...'. Lol I see it took you a while to notice I was right ;-)"
Jul 11
johnkowalsky commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Pixhawk on DealExtreme
"Don't worry there will be other better and cheaper clones"
Jul 8
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Jun 28
johnkowalsky commented on criro1999's blog post Drone detector alerts you to neighbourhood spies
"I was talking about GPS jammer. If jamming can be directed using something like a canteena it will be rather difficult to prove that a jammer was used."
Jun 23
johnkowalsky commented on criro1999's blog post Drone detector alerts you to neighbourhood spies
"Well I wonder if directional antenas could be used to make it difficult to detect I am not sure how directional you can make it. I wonder if it can be treated as a security concern."
Jun 23
johnkowalsky commented on criro1999's blog post Drone detector alerts you to neighbourhood spies
"I know it would be illegal in most jurisdiction but what about GPS jammers ? Or RF jammers in general ?"
Jun 23
johnkowalsky commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post An open letter to Paul from witespy
"We all know what he said and what is the truth. Hard to blame him tough. You can't eat a cake and have it. You can't pretend to be all for open source hardware and software yet do such stuff"
Jun 22
johnkowalsky commented on BirdsEyeView Aerobotics's blog post Language Matters - The Argument for "Aerobot"
"Don't blow it out of proportion. As I said when I first posted this here on DYI drones it has more to do with gender/feminism issues than drones per sae. If he had been into bird watching or other hobby and had a camera or binoculars he would…"
Jun 12

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