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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 Ioan Ghip's blog post Some guy shot a quadcopter out of the sky..... with a shotgun
"Personally I can understate those who oppose drones. You don't normally see real full size piloted planes and helicopters fly/hover 3-10 feet above someone's property. If you saw a guy flying in your backyard 3 feet above the ground…"
Oct 4
johnkowalsky commented on Paul's blog post Bullding to Building long range delivery by train transport etc ???
"IDK it seems possible, but I think it would be better to develop perching technology first. In case you have no idea what I am talking about I am referring to an idea to let drones perch/hang on power lines and recharge using power from the power…"
Oct 2
johnkowalsky commented on Ben Dellar's blog post Simple set up for Turnigy 9XR (or similar) 6 position mode switching - No Hardware/Flashing Required
"Nice work. Obvious but useful for those who didn't figure it out themselves"
Sep 21
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New IR-tracking Kickstarter project for drones
"What gimbal did you use at 2:35 ? I see this could offer hours of fun for cats. Just place a tag on them and put a slightly offset laser pointer on the camera."
Aug 30
johnkowalsky commented on Dan Murray's blog post Project Wing: Google Reveals It Has Been Working on Drones for Two Years
"What is so impressive ? Tailsitter vtols are bound to be more efficient than quads"
Aug 28
johnkowalsky commented on Harry Olar's blog post A new cheap obstacle detector for robotics
"Lol you promo video looks so bad that I can tell you're an engineer and not a marketing guy ;-)"
Aug 27
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 <$5 part. It's totally wrong…"
Aug 19
johnkowalsky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Cool Pixhawk-based VTOL aircraft
"I see your point but I still don't think it's as efficient as a single engine traditional tailsitter"
Aug 7
johnkowalsky commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Damn... drone cell is essentially a SIM900 module plus extras"
Aug 4
johnkowalsky commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Why Don't you use something like SIM900 modules ? Just 35$ 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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