All Blog Posts Tagged 'APM' (178)

APM to CHDK Camera Link Tutorial

[Edit 12/31/2015: Note for Pixhawk users that Canon cameras require a 5V pulse to trigger so a voltage step-up from Pixhawk's 3.3V output is required. See compatible cable and link to more instructions here.]

ArduPilot Camera Tie-In Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to get your CHDK-enabled camera connected to your ArduPilot Mega (APM) without buying any extra hardware or decoding PWM outputs.…


Added by Jeff Taylor on January 20, 2016 at 2:44pm — 73 Comments

Erle Robotics "blanco" for Erle-Brain 2.0

Following our previous iteration, and after receiving feedback from the community our team is glad to present "blanco" Debian Jessie image from Erle Robotics. This image valid for Erle-Brain 2 chances include:

  • Matplotlib…

Added by Víctor Mayoral on November 26, 2015 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Emlid education discount

As a new school year is approaching, we decided to encourage everyone to study more, and we are happy to introduce the educational discounts for all of you who take part in the studying process.

More than 20 universities all around the world use Navio and we are glad to see people working on their degrees using Navio.

Raspberry Pi is a great platform for learning and we believe that Navio makes it the best way to start discovering robotics and…


Added by Denis Nikolaev on August 7, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18 for Raspberry Pi 2


Hi, Just a quick note to people wanting to run APM Planner 2.0 on the Raspberry Pi 2 and don't want to build it from the source code. Community member Carpy has created a build to download.

It will run on any ARMv7 debian based platform, i.e. Ubuntu or Jessie, it's experimental so please…


Added by Bill Bonney on August 2, 2015 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18 Released


The latest release of APM Planner 2.0.18 is out, which has a number of bug fixes and features added.

  • Google Maps API Update
  • Qt 5.4.2 used for OSX version (fixes some UI issues)
  • Camera Config supports up to 16…

Added by Bill Bonney on July 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments

Drone education: A DIY Drone for DIYDrones

As someone who came from robotics to the RC side of drones I discovered that there were many things that I found not that well documented. The learning experience over the last 2/3 years taught myself and my team many things thereby a few weeks ago we decided to launch the …


Added by Víctor Mayoral on July 12, 2015 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

Learning ROS series

Post updated to include new videos.

The Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, framework for robot application development maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF).

A ROS system is comprised of a number of independent nodes, each…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on June 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Learning ROS series - 1

The Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, framework for robot application development maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). A ROS system is comprised of a number of independent nodes, each of which…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on June 15, 2015 at 1:46am — 4 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18-rc1 Beta Release

A new Beta Release of APM Planner 2.0 has been released. Notable fixes in the release are

- Google Maps API update.

- TCP/UDP displayed in Toolbar - Connections over TCP/UDP are now shown in the toolbar.

- UDP Client Connection - sends packets to a known host.



Added by Bill Bonney on June 8, 2015 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

Andruav - Towards a Shared Data Model

It has been a while since my last article about Andruav.

Now Andruav has…


Added by MHefny on June 5, 2015 at 7:26pm — 8 Comments

Progress Update with APM Tiltrotor Software Development

Last November we posted the details and results of the first year of our prototype tilt rotor project. A lot has happened since that post, so we thought we’d provide an…


Added by Team Tiltrotor on May 6, 2015 at 6:30am — 16 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.17 (Stable Release)

What happened to 2.0.16? I messed up, and that release got lost… but no worries we’re back with 2.0.17!

There have been a multitude of changes and improvements from 2.0.15, one of the big ones being Graphing.

Graphing Changes:

Loading of TLogs directly instead of having to replay them to view graphs

Added ERR,EV,MODE graphing

Loaded Graphs can now filter by message types

Graphs are now loaded in their own window, allowing multiple graphs…


Added by Michael Carpenter on April 7, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Andruav SDK


This is my fifth article about Andruav. The new thing about this topic is that it targets Developers more than users.

Andruav-SDK is a …


Added by MHefny on March 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

APM Mode switch with LCD display

Hi, let me introduce my APM mode switch with LCD display.

The basic idea is from Stefan Gofferje's project, thanks on him for PPM stream code part!!!

My idea was to make something more good-looking thing for…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on March 8, 2015 at 12:00am — 16 Comments

ROSsifying an APM-based autopilot

Great stuff happening at Erle Robotics while we push our Linux autopilot, Erle-Brain, towards deeper and deeper ROS integration.

Here's Alex sharing with you some of the first packages we coded (video):

Some links:

- PWM: …


Added by Víctor Mayoral on February 9, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Introducing an "app store" for drones based in ROS

Erle Robotics, Canonical and the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) have partnered to bring an "app store" for drones that will use the Robot Operative…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on January 20, 2015 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Andruav - Multiple Drones Multiple GCS Interconnectivity

This is my fourth article about Andruav. In the past few articles I talked about:

1- What is Andruav then I focused on the telemetry features in Andruav.

2- Andruav as a…


Added by MHefny on January 18, 2015 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Walkera Voyager 3 iUAS - Futuristic APM Quadcopter

According to…

Added by noeL on January 14, 2015 at 12:30am — 12 Comments

APM response to catastrophic air frame/wing failure?

All -- what do you believe is an appropriate response of APM (ArduPlane) to a complete air frame failure?

Over Thanksgiving break, I test flew an Experimental Airlines AXON build (in a remote, rural area). The plane was flying fine with default settings, and I flew from FBWA to RTL to Auto. During the Auto mission the main spar (an oak dowel) failed and the wings collapsed at around 300' AGL. The plane, as you might expect, took a nosedive to the…


Added by Eric Compas on December 6, 2014 at 4:13pm — 27 Comments

Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

DaVinci Challenge

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…


Added by Ronald Pandolfi on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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