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Build drone BBBmini

Started by FÁBIO PEREIRA. Last reply by FÁBIO PEREIRA Jun 14. 8 Replies

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:…Continue


Started by chris kearsley. Last reply by Vinicius Juvinski Sep 4, 2017. 3 Replies

this one i gathers ok  bbbmini im just wondering whaat goes in the ic chip socket Continue

Get 'SIGBUS error' when I run the program

Started by gcrisis. Last reply by gcrisis Aug 14, 2017. 11 Replies

HI all,I need your help!I use BBG and BBBmini ,when I run arducopter-quad or INS_generic ,I get the error info "RCOutputAioPRU.cpp:SIGBUS error gernerated",I don't why I get this error.I am not good…Continue

BBBmini / Matek HUBOSD8-SE / Current & Voltage sensing

Started by Chris Roadfeldt. Last reply by Chris Roadfeldt Aug 2, 2017. 3 Replies

First time poster and newb DIY drone builder. So please pardon my ignorance.I've sourced parts for a DJI Flamewheel 450 clone. Obviously the FC is the BBBmini, along with the recommended baro, gps,…Continue

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Comment by Patrick Poirier on June 26, 2016 at 7:45pm
Hello Thomas
What about the MS5803?
It is 14 bars -approx 130 meters and it looks pretty close to the operational modes of the MS5611 when you look at the specs. It can work SPI and the registers are very similar

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 25, 2016 at 3:50pm

Hi Mirko,

I really need to get the MS5837 pressure sensor working with the BBBMINI and not the MS5611. Would the update below work for the MS5873.



Comment by Mirko Denecke on June 25, 2016 at 12:55pm


Hi Thomas, I think the BBB Fire Cape Wiki is a little bit outdated. You have to change this ( into:


and add:

#define HAL_BARO_MS5611_I2C_BUS 2
#define HAL_BARO_MS5611_I2C_ADDR 0x76



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 24, 2016 at 8:48am

Has anyone had any success using the MS5837 I2C pressure sensor with the BBBMINI?

According to this BBB Fire Cape Wiki the BBB could not communicate with the MS5611 I2C pressure sensor, which is similar to the MS5873, at I2C address 0x76h.

Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated.



Comment by Mirko Denecke on June 16, 2016 at 12:26pm
Comment by Anemos Technologies on June 16, 2016 at 1:33am


ok could you point me out where is the spi buses attribution code in ardupilot? That would gain me some time.



Anemos technologies

Comment by Mirko Denecke on June 15, 2016 at 12:54pm


Sounds interesting. First you have to build a prototype, write the device driver and test the hole system. The next step is a PR via github that your tested driver come into the master branch of the ArduPilot code. At the moment ArduPilot (for BBBmini) will auto detect a second IMU (MPU9250) at the SPI0 port.

Comment by Anemos Technologies on June 14, 2016 at 11:53pm

In order to further improve the BBBmini board, we could plug into the spi0 bus a rfm23bp module pcb. this module would be in charge of the long range telemetry and the rc input. The volume of the resulting embedded electronic would this way be greatly reduced as the user won't need a radio anymore, nor will he need a PPM and serial connection cables. What do you think of it, where is the best place to submit such a project?

Comment by Anemos Technologies on June 14, 2016 at 11:49pm

Merci Patrick for this explanation. This is exactly what we are facing today, those components where ordered on banggood. It would be good if we could build a list of reliable suppliers on this website, so that others don't fall into the same pitfall. I could give the other components suppliers that are working very well with the BBBmini board.

Comment by Patrick Poirier on June 14, 2016 at 12:51pm

Here is an example of the faulty solder joint.


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