In the following i will describe my experience, my ups and downs while
developing an ArduPilot based depth surveying system for lakes. I know, this site is primarily for flying platforms. Please leave a comment, if you think that this is not the right place. Maybye, some of my findings are also interesting for flying platforms.…
Been hanging around here for quite a while now and gleaning as much information as i can, maybe its time to give something back.
One of the biggest problems we found was that when in the field, its hard to get all the information where you need it, re-sizing all the windows, if you touch the pad, you can lose the window you want, always the GS, hard to find the pointer to bring it back, when you have one eye on the… Continue
Finally i figure out the problem that was limiting the number of waypoints on ArduPilot. The issue was in several parts (Confiq. tool, Ardupilot code and Atmega328 fuse bits). Anyway is ready (i guess) and you can download the Confiq. Tool from here:… Continue
I'm installing Ardupilot in the 6 foot wingspan electric Telemaster. As this is a significantly different airplane than the Easy Star I want to proceed slowly and carefully. If I can I am going to adjust and confirm PID settings, etc, one function (roll, climb and speed) at a time, starting with roll. I decided I needed to have a good idea how the roll software is implemented in Jordi's and Chris' marvellous software. So I embarked on developing the functional flow diagram shown here. It is… Continue
After reading several posts from our community describing the issues involved with the ArduPilot confiq. Tool, I guess I’ve spotted (with your help) all the possible problems. Is not just one issue, is a combination between hardware, drivers, settings and software problems. You… Continue
We are getting started with ArduPilot and a R/C car to slowly warm up to the autonomous stuff and getting acquainted with ArduPilot. So to keep costs low, we will use my rooted T-Mobile G1 to provide GPS coordinates, accelerometer data, to make a movie, transmit over WiFi or GPRS/UMTS etc. Because I'm lazy I'll just cross-post from xda-developers. The beauty of it is that the serial output from… Continue
-The support of the protocols Sirf III, NMEA and UBX.
-Separated header file to easily setup multiple airframes (instructions inside the zip files).
-Compatible only with ArduShield (battery voltage, pressure sensor and GPS auto shutdown).
-And many more minor fixes.
The new GroundStation 2 and ArduPilot 2.2.2 can be download from here:… Continue
Today i started to write the theory+tutorial of Ardupilot and Ardupilot Shield. This is the first text. I will try to release more texts describing all the stuff involved in this little baby. My goal at the end is to join all the papers and make the mega manual, very well edited and revised for… Continue
Yeah! Finally arrived by Fedex Saturday. Otherwise will be impossible to have them ready for this Monday. Also came with them another 50 pressure sensors, so that means i will have enough for the release.
BTW, this red pcb's are "Special Edition", the next batch will be traditional… Continue
Finally! took me some time fix this. But for some reason the new bootloader of the Atmega328 is running at 57600bps (Hoo! that means the uploading time is a lot shorter compared with AT168), so i had to add the option to select between atmega168 and atmega328 as is illustrated in the picture… Continue
Having messed around with RC craft for the last 20 years or so and having built and flown all kinds of 'craft' from 1/4 scale to 28g (1oz) planes - heli's, boats and cars too, I thought the ArduPilot project seemed a interesting new avenue to try.
Started on my AP (ArduPilot) project with the arrival of my Arduino168 board, wasn't sure I wanted to commit a plane yet so tried it in an RC car. ArduPilot board /EM406 GPS, v1.0 software,… Continue
This is finally the post for my headtracking system. I still have some tweaking ahead, but here is the present situation.
It is based on following components:
- Arduino compatible board (I use a spare ArduPilot board) in the airframe
- Arduino compatible board on the ground (I use a Arduino Pro Mini from Sparkfun)… Continue