This group is dedicated to the discussion and development of software and information in configuring companion computers, also known as Single Board Computers or SBCs

This will allow configuration to use WiFi, LTE, 3G, ITSM band radios for connectivity to Ground Control Stations and in field computers. 

The aim of the group is to provide reference images for popular SBC by ODROID, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, NVIDIA and others. 

Topics to discuss will also include how to set up popular web cameras to stream live video to GCS reliably and with low latency.

Information learned will be updated and stored in the ardupilot.com wiki 

http://dev.ardupilot.com/wiki/companion-computers/

Hope this helps DIYDroners get past the first hurdles to discover new drones applications using these powerful compute engines that are cheaply available.

This discussion group is not promoting the use of any single vendor or product.

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  • Im after some opinions on whats the best companion platform for streaming HD video, visual follow me, GPS follow me, and visual object avoidance.

    I'm not a developer in any sense of the word, so looking for a platform that's far enough along to have the functionality or apps already available.

  • Nice work, Trond!  Kind of scary / cool, in a Terminator "skynet" way ;^)

  • In case anyone's interested: I'm using an onboard RPi (Zero and 2B) to execute python dronekit code and run a webserver. Here's a test I did today (the first time I loaded the drone with a gimbal to shoot video). Connected to my phone I have a ublox m7 GPS that feeds positional data into the system. The whole loop (including GPS update frequency runs at 5Hz).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjVJRzjWus

    Erle robotics was also kind enough to send me a PXFmini shield for the RPi so I'll try and replace the pixhawk with that unit for testing as well. Fun stuff!

  • Hi everybody :)

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