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Benjamin Lanehart replied to Alex's discussion Problem in firmware uploading for ArduIMU ver2
"My IMU V2 is doing this all the time now. But in my case the green power stays lit as it should, and the yellow status light is on too. Even after the IMU resets when uploading the code, the green and yellow lights stay lit. In fact if I rotate the…"
May 20, 2010
Benjamin Lanehart replied to Alex's discussion Problem in firmware uploading for ArduIMU ver2
"I get that every once in a while. I will select Comm 6(in my case), then I need to unplug the FTDI Cable, and plug it back in. Then you need to wait until the IMU powers up completely(blinking led's and all, code loaded and running), then it should…"
May 12, 2010
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Benjamin Lanehart's blog post Setting up my ArduPilot system... A project post...
"@ Chris, thanks for that, thought it was me... =]"
Dec 29, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Benjamin Lanehart's blog post Setting up my ArduPilot system... A project post...
"OK, so I was able to fix my failed header pin fiasco... Trust me when I tell you, it was a whole lot of fun. So with that out of the way, I was able to do some testing. I loaded the 2.4 code, hooked up my AR7000, a couple servos, and an ESC, IT WORK…"
Dec 28, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart replied to JD's discussion Carbon Fiber enclosure and RF shielding issues
"How about some sandwiched composite material? I have some of this stuff for a Rocket I'm in the middle of building. It's nomex honeycomb, and thin G-10 fiberglass bonded, it's strong, and lightweight. Might be an option...

http://www.giantleaprocke…"
Dec 22, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Benjamin Lanehart's blog post Setting up my ArduPilot system... A project post...
"My kitchen table if chock full of baked goods for the last couple of days(tis the season I guess), so I haven't had a chance to desolder my mess, and fix it. Feeling bored, I was rummaging around the house, and I found the charging plug that came wi…"
Dec 21, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Benjamin Lanehart's blog post Setting up my ArduPilot system... A project post...
"Thanks, I like to share my screw ups, it usually helps someone... Like this one I failed to mention. When I soldered everything on, it helps to LOAD THE FREAKING CODE... I went through plenty of cigarettes out in the 20 degree temps we had today wat…"
Dec 18, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart replied to Charles Wolfsandle's discussion ArduIMU + Ardupilot
"Try these links:

Link #1
Link #2
Link #3"
Dec 18, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart posted a blog post
Well the day has come, my Shield V2 arrived, and I have all the parts necessary to start building my UAV control system. This is just a documentation if you will, of my progress, hope, dreams...etc. I've been reading this site on & off for a year or…
Dec 18, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Doug Weibel's blog post Ardu-IMU-Pilot Flys - First successful test flight made today!
"Good to hear she flew Doug... I'm working on my setup right now, and awaiting for my shield to arrive... :)"
Dec 16, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Doug Weibel's blog post Ardu-IMU-Pilot firmware ready for beta test!
"I'm waiting for the damn FedEx truck to get here, I shipped my IMU's from Washington... BOO!!!!!"
Dec 14, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart replied to Anthony Bee's discussion Has anyone ever considered Tracking software for their UAVs using Cameras???
"You are wanting something similar to this right?



That would be neat, setting a point for the camera to look at, ands while it flies it's mission, the camera stays centered on the object you selected.

I don't know what camera they are using or an…"
Dec 9, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Chris Anderson's blog post My 3D printer arrived. What should I make?
"Sweet! Make 2, let me know what I owe ya! lol"
Dec 9, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Chris Anderson's blog post My 3D printer arrived. What should I make?
"What about a replacement canopy for the Easy Star that can hold the ArduPilot, & shield in one unit to free up some space? Maybe just a few holes so the servo wires and pitot hose can pass through to the boards...

I'd buy one. =]"
Dec 9, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Doug Weibel's blog post Ardu-IMU-Pilot firmware ready for beta test!
"There we go..."
Dec 9, 2009
Benjamin Lanehart commented on Doug Weibel's blog post Ardu-IMU-Pilot firmware ready for beta test!
"Damn, that didn't work out so well...

ArduIMUV2_DCM_V10.zip

Maybe that will work?"
Dec 9, 2009
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