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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 Chris Anderson's blog post Perceptiv Labs image-tracking upgrade for IRIS+ now taking preorders
"I know that there should be two seperate systems - one for the autopilot and one as a single board computer for things like relying serial data through 3/4G and/or streaming video."
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Perceptiv Labs image-tracking upgrade for IRIS+ now taking preorders
"Useful but it's just computer vision. It shouldn't be a seperate product but something inbuilt in pixhawk 2"
johnkowalsky commented on Bernt Christian Egeland's blog post Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications
"uhmm ok not to be negative but you actually use RPI2 to stream video and send telemetry, right ? So how is this different than using any autopilot + RPI + 4g ??"
Apr 20
johnkowalsky commented on Paul Meier's blog post New era for cheap HD fpv ?
"naaah. I'd like a 4g capable modem which can natively relay telemetry and stream a webcam. No need for true HD,"
Apr 18
johnkowalsky commented on Dan Wilson's blog post Autonomous Airborne Docking for Refueling or Recharging
"I thought about something like this a while ago. Awesome implementation BTW! Truely amazing"
Apr 18
johnkowalsky commented on Katrina Rosen's blog post Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler
"I agree - tailsitters are a way to go for many application. Simply place the drone on the ground, let it take off vertically, transition to horizontal, perform mission, and automatically land vertically. No problems with landing take off"
Feb 21
johnkowalsky commented on John Githens's blog post Autonomous cars (unmanned ground vehicles) sooner than we think?
"This will become reality sooner than later. Most cost efficient for transportation companies - simple go from logistic centre A to logistic centre B/local wallmart. Truck drivers are going to lose their jobs and all other proffesions that…"
Feb 5
johnkowalsky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Drone capture thieves during tests for Polish Railways
"It's not a PR move - it's Poland, people steal shit all the time so you're likely to stumble upon thieves easily"
Feb 2
johnkowalsky commented on Little Smart Things's blog post Cumulus One goes to sea
Jan 15
johnkowalsky commented on William Davidson's blog post Market Survey/ What is needed?
"Long endurance VTOL capable tailsitter."
Dec 29, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Good-looking VTOL project on Kickstarter
"@ROB it took me a while to understand what you said about tailsitters. This isn't a tail sitter it's a classic quadrocopter with a slightly different frame. A tailsitter is a VTOL capable plane that takes off and lands vertically. Real…"
Dec 17, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"ohh now I get it. She isn't very attractive"
Nov 22, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on dusl's blog post THE NEW CONCEPT UAV
"Ok but why not a tail sitter ? You are never going to get a long range performance of a plane in a quadrocopter. Mind you that even a tailsitter won't be as efficient as a typical plane but it's much better than a quad. The design has to…"
Nov 15, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on Tim's blog post CBS This Morning piece about NYPD working on ways to disable drones
"Jammers are damn simple to bypass anyway if you really want a DIY cruise missile. Just avoid RC equipment and telemetry at all. Just preprogram the mission and add a simple pcb that will fool the autopilot that the RC link is perfectly ok. GPS…"
Oct 31, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on Dez Socks's blog post WARNING :FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips(windows update)
"The best part of it is that you never know what you get from your supplier. The Pentagon reports that they regularly find counterfeit components in avionics, missile guidance, telecom equipment, basically whatever you can think of. Mind you guys…"
Oct 25, 2014
johnkowalsky commented on Dez Socks's blog post WARNING :FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips(windows update)
"In most jurisdiction rendering a device inoperable is a crime. I am waiting for stories of deaths caused by this (given proliferation of those chips it would be hardly surprising). Involuntary butts## in prison in 3... 2... 1..."
Oct 24, 2014

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