Annunciator Panel in APM

Hi, being familiar with annunciator panels in aircrafts, i'd like to see if we could implement something like that. For those who don't know what i'm talking about:

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We could have things like flight modes (att.hold, alt.hold, rtl, manual...), low battery alarms, overtemp alarms, stall, overspeed, things like that.

I know most people are happy the way it is now, I just think it could be nice. If anyone would be willing to help me code something like that, i'd be happy. I can code basic things in C#, and i could make the annunciator panel (graphic) and put it in a matrix of some sort. It could also be another program that uses data sent out by the mission planner.

Let me know what you think

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  • RCTimer have released a APM annunciator board for the APM

    2S - 6S and with four high bright LED's. Just what I've been waiting for :)

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  • Could something like this be used with the right coding?

    jD-IOBoard v1.0, MCU controlled IO Board for driving LEDs, Relays, Servos
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  • You could use the parallel port to run a handful of leds if you want an actual physical board.  But this isn't 1980, so you don't really need display lights constantly wasting screen space.  If you have a warning, just pop it up.

  • Could you use serial data out (similar to the antenna tracker idea) to drive a pololu rc servo driver to then drive a servo switch unit to turn on and off leds ?
  • 3D Robotics

    That's already implemented in voice alerts in the Mission Planner. In general, it's better to do these things audibly for UAVs, since you'll want to keep your eye on the plane and screens are hard to see in sunlight. 

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