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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 David Anders's blog post Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone
"ohh now I get it. She isn't very attractive"
Nov 22
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
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
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
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
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

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