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Build drone BBBmini

I saw on the Linus page that he stopped selling the BBBmini kit, so I ordered a shenzhen2u, it arrived in 30 to 40 days.
In the kit, it features a mounting bracket for the HC-SR04, my question is: should it be mounted in front of the drone, to avoid o

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ESC/Motor Calibration

If I recall correctly the previous version of Mission Planner had an ESC/Motor calibration setup screen. However, this now appears to be missing. Any idea on how to do ESC/Motor Calibration now?

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PreArm Compass Offsets too high

Every time I configure the compass successfully, I get the message "PreArm: Compass Offsets too high". The most recent values are X:-144, Y:-261, Z: 586. This seems to be causing an issue with the Motors. After dozens of tries of either "sudo ~/ardup

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Startup Issues

Completed my build, and compiled.  Here is what I get:

debian@beaglebone:~$  sudo /home/debian/arduplane -C udp:

Init ArduPlane V3.6.0 (f8e0e91c)

Free RAM: 262144
load_all took 34us
0 0 0 DataFlash_File: buffer size=16384
HMC5843: Could not d

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Led support


I finished the led (A,B,C) like APM boards.

I'm attaching the DTS for Buzzer and LED's.


To compile you must use

dtc -O dtb -o /lib/firmware/BBBMINI-BUZLED-00A0.dtbo -b 0 -@ BBBMINI-BUZLED.dts

and load the DTS before arducopter(in my case I'm u

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BBBmini Rev. 1.6 wish list


this is the next BBBmini Rev. 1.6 wish list. After discussion I will sort the requests into YES, MAYBE, NO.


  • Add second IMU
  • Add I2C bus pull up resistors
  • Add WS2812 LED support
  • Remove HC-SR04 support (results are not as expected)
  • Add Buzzer suppo

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