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Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion How to set up a custom Mavlink message?
"I have written my own library to make things more flexible, so I thought it might be worth it to create my own custom message.
Also, 50hz would be great if that is possible.
But, back to my original question, what should I do in the main vehicle…"
Sep 24, 2015
Ethan replied to Ethan's discussion How to set up a custom Mavlink message?
"I am going to use lidar to do 3D scanning, so in addition I will need the information from two servos that control the mirror that spins the laser. Therefore I want to create a new custom message to group these info (along with another ultrasonic…"
Sep 22, 2015
Ethan posted a discussion
So, I have read the tutorial here: http://dev.ardupilot.com/wiki/code-overview-adding-a-new-mavlink-me... have successfully set up the .xml file and generated the .h file, but I am confused about what exactly I should do in the main vehicle code…
Sep 21, 2015
Ethan posted a discussion
I am interested in doing indoor SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) with a quad. What is the advantage of using Ardupilot vs using the barebone PX4 stack (which is also decently documented and quite customizable by itself)? I know that…
Sep 18, 2015
Ethan posted a discussion
My current vague understanding is that on Pixhawk, you can choose to use either the native PX4 flight control stack or you can run APM on the PX4 middleware instead:  https://pixhawk.org/firmware/apm?sWhich one is better if I am interested in…
Sep 15, 2015
Ethan posted a discussion
Hi everyone,I am brainstorming ideas for my school's project. Making a quadcopter or hexacopter and programming it sounds interesting to me. I have no previous experience with drones, so I am kind of lost.I have no particular function in mind, but…
Sep 2, 2015