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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 Armin Strobel's blog post A 3D printed UAV prototype which makes use of the advantages of 3D printing
"You say ducted fan I say tailsitter ;-)"
11 hours ago
johnkowalsky commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Transport Canada to investigate ''Roman Candle Attack''
"Drones will be regulated - it's only a matter of time. "
johnkowalsky commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Transport Canada to investigate ''Roman Candle Attack''
"They freak out because well if you think of it drones potentially make a great platform for delivering explosives or incediaries. Though by overreacting to this they bring too much attention to it IMHO which might have a streisand effect"
johnkowalsky commented on Dan Held's blog post Hover, the #1 app for drone enthusiasts launches Flight Logs (beta)!
"I'd say the graphical design & UI is clean and looks neat. It is kind of poinless though - if you need accurate weather data you'd be better off with a proper weather app. Doesn't matter though - I guess you created it to show…"
May 8
johnkowalsky commented on Emlid's blog post Reach: affordable centimeter-level precise RTK GPS on Indiegogo
"fair enough scott"
May 1
johnkowalsky commented on Ascent AeroSystems's blog post Introducing Sprite - The world's most portable and rugged unmanned aerial vehicle.
"Ok but how does it work ? Does it rely on moving mass ?"
May 1
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."
Apr 26
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"
Apr 26
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
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Jan 15
johnkowalsky commented on William Davidson's blog post Market Survey/ What is needed?
"Long endurance VTOL capable tailsitter."
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