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Belmont, MA


About Me:

I teach Robotics and Systems classes at Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts


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R&D, Robots


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Massachusetts


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Andrew Bennett replied to nick rymer's discussion Win 10 Laptop not seeing Sik radios
"Aha!

Installing the chipset drivers did do something, but not what I expected. When I plug the radio into the USB port, I now get a port called "COM4 Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART," which I expected to be the radio. It's not. Instead, it also…"
Jun 21
Andrew Bennett replied to nick rymer's discussion Win 10 Laptop not seeing Sik radios
"I've hit the same issue. After failing to find anything on the forums or ardupilot website, I found the chipset manufacturer (CP210x chipset) and downloaded their drivers. Didn't help. :("
Jun 18
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"I just wanted to follow up:  We got the tracker to work just fine this summer with our PixHawk systems.  Many thanks to everyone in the forum for their advice!"
Nov 12, 2015
Andrew Bennett posted a discussion
Hi all,I thought others might be interested:  On Monday we flew a selection of quads and hexicopters in the path of an X-Band weather radar in order to determine whether the radar could see them and if so, how well.We flew two 3DRobotics IRIS+ quads…
Nov 12, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Huge thanks!  I'll check it out with my students as quick as I can!"
Jul 31, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Thanks!  We rolled back to 0.4 and it's working.  Now we'll tune the PID values."
Jul 27, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Is there a way to roll back without compiling from source?  We haven't done that yet and are still on the learning curve."
Jul 24, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"OK, we tried the same thing with both your version and the official version of the firmware.  Also, in both cases we monitored "nav_pitch" while testing.  We moved the vehicle up and down by over 3 meters while moving about.

In both cases the…"
Jul 22, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Correction:  2.5:1 gear ratio on the horizontal axis."
Jul 22, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Hello,

We first tried the version that Mission Planner links from directly (Antenna Tracker V0.7.1).  That version kept the vertical angle at 0 degrees angle relative to the ground, regardless of the angle that we tiled the tracker at.  The…"
Jul 22, 2015
Andrew Bennett replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Hello,

I'm working with a team of students trying to create an antenna tracker.  We've got a PixHawk and GPS unit intalled on an EagleEyes Antenna Tracker frame.  We're using the 3DR radio link to talk to the air vehicle, which is plugged into the…"
Jul 22, 2015