I'm a software engineering student and my graduation project deals with programming a software for obstacles avoidance for a 3DR Pixhawk based drone.
Soon I'm going to have the Lidar-Lite 2 sensor I ordered for this, and now i'm starting to figure out how am I suppose to work with it, and this is where I need your help.
I have so many questions that i'm sure some of you would be able to answer and it goes like this:
1) What is the needed IDE for programming such a thing?
2) Which working environment do I need for this? Windows/Linux/doesn't matter? if linux, is it possible to work with VMWare?
3) If you familiar with an example code for the Lidar-Lite2 sensor which works with the Pixhawk and can direct me to it - would be fantastic.
4) Which softwares do I need in general for this? I know of Mission Planner which can be used for reading the data from the sensor and plan missions, but I have no idea what really can be done with this program.
If you need more information to give proper answer please tell me, because i'm not sure and too much into all the details in the project (I'm taking only one part in the big picture).
Thank you very much in advance,